St Albans hostel celebrates 20th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 13:17 21 November 2017

Cutting the cake at the Kent House 20th anniversary celebrations. Photo supplied by Hightown housing association.

Cutting the cake at the Kent House 20th anniversary celebrations. Photo supplied by Hightown housing association.

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A St Albans hostel has celebrated 20 years of helping the city’s homeless.

Staff from Kent House on New Kent Road were joined by former residents to listen to talks by the Samaritans, St Albans council, and The Living Room addiction recovery centre.

Hightown Chief Executive David Bogle said: “I would like to thank all of the team who have worked tirelessly to provide residents with the care and support they need to get their lives back on track.

“There is a real need to provide safe, affordable housing not just in St Albans, but throughout the UK, and we remain committed to doing all we can to tackle homelessness.”

Laura, a former resident and domestic violence escapee, said: “To be somewhere so secure, and to have the roof over my head and be able to concentrate on getting well has been fantastic. Without the help from staff at Kent house I don’t know where I would be right now.”

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