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Shelter Closure Will Hit the Most Vulnerable Hardest

by Nick Hollinghurst on February 18, 2013

Shelter-logo4County Councillor Ron Tindall (Hemel Hempstead St Pauls) has today called for action from Herts County Council following the news that Shelter Hertfordshire is to close.

Councillor Tindall said ” I have today learnt of the closure of Shelter Hertfordshire which will be a serious loss to the county in terms of advice and advocacy to the vulnerable members of our communities across Hertfordshire.  “Shelter has since 1976 provided an essential service to those needing help, particularly families and adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues. What is Hertfordhire County Council doing about the situation?  Who is going to step into the breach to protect the most vulnerable members of our society?  What discussions are taking place with the Districts to ensure that the county has a viable advice service available by April when the new benefit regime is introduced?”

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