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Home For Homeless Ex-Soldiers To Be Made

Tuesday January 7 2014




A HOME for homeless former soldiers is being created in Barnsley.

A property in Washington Road, Goldthorpe, has been earmarked and the council has agreed to give £60,000 to Barnsley Community Build, which is providing the accommodation.

BCB will now assess the property to see whether it can be renovated or if it needs to be knocked down first.

Cllr Joe Hayward, of BCB, said: "We may even look at an extension onto the property so there can be a common room for the soldiers too.

"We still have a fair way to go yet."

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Reply Posted by daz on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 10:07
its about time

Soldiers Off The Street (S.O.T.S) facebook

Reply Posted by Simon jackson on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 10:10
Think its about time we looked after our local hero's instead of wasting money on scroungers thanus

Reply Posted by Jon on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 10:11
Fantastic, how about getting some of the people who will live their involved in the build/renovation and help give them a trade that they can use through a training scheme at the same time.

Reply Posted by Jason Oliver on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 10:21
I am the steward at Ings lane sports and social club at Bolton on dearne and we are the base for soldiers of the street in Yorkshire. So if any one would like to donate any thing from a cup to a full dinner service please feel free to fetch it to the club.

Reply Posted by Coldstreamer on Thursday January 9 2014 at 16:20
Hi Jason got a few things if you want me to fetch them nearly new fridge,microwave,ironing board brand new,iron brand new,cups,

Reply Posted by Tracy on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 10:21
NOW that is fantastic news !!!

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 13:04
@ Jon absolutely brilliant idea would be nice to see someone act on it and offer their services to help train these people.

Reply Posted by Jayne Kitching on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 14:00
It about time first of many hopefully

Reply Posted by Coldstreamer on Tuesday January 7 2014 at 21:00
Fantastic news will look through house got lots of things bought but don't use time to give to a brilliant cause

Reply Posted by Dawn Hellewell on Wednesday January 8 2014 at 15:12
@jason oliver...i am currently collecting pillows blankets n duvets for the less than fortunate etc to hand out at xmas would u be wanting me and my family to pop over when we r dishing them out? Is this something that u need or am i way off mark?

Reply Posted by nigel fielder on Saturday January 11 2014 at 10:34
i have properties empty i have been trying to make available to ex soldiers for the last 12 mths to no avail ever agency i contact regarding this promise to get back in contact saying they r desperate but never do .in past i deal with an agency for homeless but they lost funding last april .if anyone knows of any agency i can contact regarding soldiers pls let me no