Gateway Homelessness Action Group was formed partly in response to the tragic death of a homeless person as well as the general awareness of people 'slipping through the net' in regard to current homelessness provision in Sidmouth.
Gateways aims are as follows:
to help homeless and vulnerable people in Sidmouth to access existing provision;
to act as an advocate for individuals and on behalf of homeless and vulnerable people within the wider (local) community;
to explore ways of assisting with the provision of practical resources;
to provide a means of identifying rough sleepers and alerting other agencies to their presence as appropriate;
to liaise with existing service providers both voluntary and statutory.
Gateway was founded and is managed by Lesley Crawford and Ann Worthington- both with professional backgrounds in housing and social care- and now falls under the 'umbrella' of the Sidvalley Mission Community via Sidmouth Parish Church.
To speak to someone at Gateway please telephone Leslie Crawford on 07470 004877 or
Ann Worthington on 07980 023202
For 24x7 help from the local authority please call 0800 1513441.