City councillor makes “open invitation” to organisations to get involved in Pathways scheme

The homeless get soup and sandwiches from the Salvation Army at the charity stall at Haymarket in No

The homeless get soup and sandwiches from the Salvation Army at the charity stall at Haymarket in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2009

The city councillor behind a new scheme geared at helping tackle homelessness in Norwich has said there is an 'open invitation' for further organisations to get involved.

The Pathways scheme is currently made up of seven organisations, each offering a different facet of support.

Included so far are St Martins, Shelter, YMCA Norfolk, The Salvation Army, City Reach, The Feed and Future Projects.

However, Kevin Maguire has said the opportunity is also there for other organisations to support the overall service of the scheme, including volunteers who give up their time to feed vulnerable people in the city.

Other organisations offering support to the city's vulnerable people, include those who provide warm meals in the evenings from Hay Hill, such as the Peoples' Picnic and the Norwich Soup Movement.


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Dr Maguire said there is an open invitation for any organisation to get involved in Pathways, including those who offer this support in the evening.

He said: 'When this launched it was an open invitation: 'can you help, will you help?'.

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'I addressed a very open meeting run by the BID and again made that invitation and I make that invitation now. Please get involved and we will find a way that what we do, can work with what they do.'

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