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Why referrals stopped

May 25th 2009
London-based Hopkinson House has stopped taking referrals as a result of a directive from the Westminster Substance Misuse Team (WSMT). The hostel, which is located in Victoria, has not taken referrals since February. It is run by Equinox Care, a London-based charity providing residential and community support to people in need of housing, victims of domestic violence and those with criminal records. Hopkinson House provides supported accommodation to service users with chronic alcohol problems and related physical and mental health issues. WSMT's manager Louise Butler told The Pavement that the current hiatus was due to the referral process "being reviewed in order for us to provide a better and more robust service for people using Hopkinson House". She was unable to comment on the length of time it would take for the normal referral procedure to resume, but stressed that the hostel would not be closing and that current residents should not be affected by any of these changes. The management at Equinox Care also confirmed to us that their work at Hopkinson House would continue as usual.

April 2009



Why don’t they leave?

Poncho's back

Building a bicycle club

Booze to the door

Rough sleeper


Discussion on move-ons

A new Scottish alliance

Murder rumour unfounded

US white-collar homeless

A strange invitation

Your own budget

Croydon hut eviction

Riverside rent rise

Tent City to be shut down

A plea to Obama

Why referrals stopped

Shelter from the Storm

Street Shield 4: The Villains!

Glasgow residents complain

Edinburgh charities compete for funds

Kids out

Section 11

One Life, coming soon to cinemas

30,000 Scots now homeless


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