10 Aug Open Door Night Shelter, welcomes the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
Open Door was delighted to meet with The Lord Lieutenant, Robert Voss.
As the most senior representative for the monarch, the Lord Lieutenant requested to visit the Open Door Night Shelter. The Charity along with Hightown, were delighted to explain how the Night Shelter and Winter Beds Project supports people who are homeless in St Albans.
The Lord Lieutenant spoke to the Hightown staff, service users, volunteers, and trustees of the Open Door Charity, about the Charities vital work.
Spiros Georgiou, Head of Care and Supported Housing for homeless and mental health services at Hightown Housing Association, added:
“During the visit, our outreach workers explained how they engage with rough sleepers and tell them about the support available to them. It was also a chance for the Lord Lieutenant to hear from a previous resident at Open Door who spoke about the vital support he received from staff. After living in temporary housing, he has recently moved into a place of his own and has got his life back on track.”
David Lane, Open Door Chair, said “It was a great opportunity to speak with the Lord Lieutenant about our work and how we continue to provide vital support to the most vulnerable in St Albans. We’re keen to find sponsors for the Winter Beds Project this year and to get corporate teams involved in our Annual sleepout. It’s a great team building event and we look forward to seeing as many fundraisers attend as possible.”
The sleepout is at Oaklands college on Friday 10th November.