It was good to visit the Ridgeways Emergency Housing in Royston and to see the extra places, which have been built. This housing is much needed in our area, particularly as the recession is biting and Court possession orders much increased.This enables homeless people to have shelter, while they look for housing with advice from North Herts Homes and the Council, or wait for public housing to come vacant.
There are eight new units and the existing ones have been up-dated. I was able to meet some residents who came from Royston and were finding the accommodation a lifeline. My wife Christine and Secretary Christiane came too in order to see what was available, as they do housing case-work with many constituents needing help.