Shelter Closure will hit the most vulnerable hardest

County 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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