Charity ‘appalled’ by efforts to host freedom campers instead of homeless

The free services are just the kind that those caring for the homeless have spent a year asking for.

Charitable agency The Male Room director Philip Chapman says there seems to be far more emphasis put “on freedom campers than what we do for our homeless”.

“I just think that’s appalling,” he says.

The hub is open to anyone, but is currently only a temporary space.

“The point is that this town needs a day centre for the homeless,” says Dave Jolley, who has spent many years living on the streets.
Mr Chapman wants “something the guys can come and say, ‘This is our place and it’s here, it’s not gonna get moved next month’.”
He already has a space in mind at the charity’s premises.