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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 October 2005, 10:41 GMT 11:41 UK
City gets 2m for homeless centre
A 2m centre for homeless people is being planned to replace existing facilities in Doncaster.

The 24-hour centre will be built on Wharf Road, near North Bridge, replacing the Open House night shelter.

A grant from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is funding the project in recognition of the council's management of homelessness.

The centre will offer various services and training, 14 direct access beds and 16 for use as temporary accommodation.

"The centre will provide more than a bed for the night for homeless people," said Mayor Martin Winter.

"It will help break the cycle of misfortune by giving homeless people the basic life skills, training and healthcare as well as providing employment opportunities."


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