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Goodbye, Rochester Row

September 08 2010
The London day centre is to close in September

The Salvation Army's review of its Rochester Row centre in Victoria finished last month, and manager Collette Gamble told The Pavement: "The process has finished but we don't yet know whether or not the centre will close. For now, at least, it's business as usual."

However, we've since learnt that the Salvation Army is closing the service this month. The centre - a long-time stockist of our London edition - had served homeless people for more than 100 years. It provided advice, food, clothing, washing facilities, advocacy, social events and pastoral care to homeless people living on the streets of Westminster. During the winter, it also served as a night shelter, housing 25 people on the coldest nights.

We're sorry to see it close, and wish the staff all the best.