Plight of homeless highlighted online - The Leamington Observer

Plight of homeless highlighted online

Leamington Editorial 4th Nov, 2017   0

THE PLIGHT of homeless people across Warwick district has been highlighted online.

Social inclusion charity P3 worked with those without a home to raise awareness of the growing problem of homelessness.

A video launched by the charity shows two men who had fallen on hard times and how P3 helped them back on their feet.

It tells of an older man from Leamington who was forced to sleep in his car after a relationship breakdown.

A spokeswoman for the charity said: “Simon was referred to our service and we registered him with the council – he won an over 50’s property. He has now moved in, we have helped him set up his bills and made sure he was aware of his incomings and outgoings as he was very nervous about getting into debt. Simon kept his job throughout the whole process.”

The video also tells of a man called Luka who was forced to sleep in public toilets in Warwick after losing his house and job.

The charity helped him get back into full-time employment and find a room to stop in.

Warwickshire P3 Assistant Director Esther Barrett is calling on people to contact them if they know of someone sleeping rough.

She said: “The team goes out in the early hours of the morning to make contact with people – who often through no fault of their own have found themselves forced to sleep on the streets – and will offer advice and advocacy to help people away from the dangers of rough sleeping as quickly and as safely as possible.

“However, we can’t do it alone. We are calling on the public to contact us if they see someone rough sleeping in Warwickshire, that way enabling us to direct our support to those most in need.”

Call 0808 164 6220 or email [email protected] to report a rough sleeper.

Visit to watch the video or find out more.


Advertise with the Leamington Observer to reach your audience


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Leamington Observer.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Leamington Observer newspaper.