Weston-super-Mare Night Assessment Centre officially opens

PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 03 December 2018

Workers and volunteers with special guests at the official opening of the Weston Night Assessment Centre at Somewhere To Go.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Workers and volunteers with special guests at the official opening of the Weston Night Assessment Centre at Somewhere To Go. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Weston’s first night assessment centre for homeless people has officially opened in the town centre.

Weston MP John Penrose with Cllr Catherine Gibbons cutting the ribbon to open the Night Assessment Centre.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston MP John Penrose with Cllr Catherine Gibbons cutting the ribbon to open the Night Assessment Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

People gathered to celebrate a landmark occasion after a several years of heavy campaigning to create a centre for the town’s rough sleepers.

Weston MP John Penrose cut the ribbon to open the centre, which will offer 11 beds to people who have found themselves homeless.

The aim of the night centre is to help get men and women off the street and the support they need.

The NAC project, based in St John’s Hall in the Boulevard, is being headed up by Liona Hurst with Barry Edwards and Penny Hynds.

Weston MP John Penrose with Cllr Catherine Gibbons cutting the cake to mark the opening of the Night Assessment Centre.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston MP John Penrose with Cllr Catherine Gibbons cutting the cake to mark the opening of the Night Assessment Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Guests will be let in from 9.30pm and have a place to store their belongings and rest their head until 8.30am, seven days a week.

The centre is still looking for more volunteers to lend a helping hand.

Visit Weston Night Assessment Centre on Facebook for more information.

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