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PCC funding helps homeless women in the north east

9th January 2019

Homeless women across the North East are benefiting from a £1,000 grant funding boost from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, – who has donated money to South Tyneside charity, Bright Futures’ winter appeal.

The money has helped fund ‘winter homeless packs’ filled with essentials for the cold weather. The packs have been donated to young women and families in the north east who have found themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of their own.

They include underwear, hats, scarves and toiletries – to help vulnerable people through the harsh weather.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Homelessness should not be a problem in modern society, but sadly it is a very real one. It can often lead on to other problems too and that’s why the work of charities like Bright Futures is so important.

“I want to congratulate them on their successful appeal, which I was more than happy to support. I’m pleased to hear the project has made a real difference helping homeless women within our region.”

Bright Futures Project Worker, Lianne Reidy, said “We would like to thank Dame Vera for the very kind donation to our Winter Homeless Appeal, this donation will allow our volunteers who took the lead in developing this project to continue to provide support to those in need going forward as we know that these issues continue to be a problem throughout the year not just in the winter months.”