LETTER: Correcting an error in column

In Tim Drew's Opinion Column headed '˜Anti-social behaviour discussed at meeting' (Worthing Herald, April 6, and online), he comments '˜street drinkers were reported as using heroin and cocaine at the night shelter'.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 11:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:53 pm

As the co-ordinator of the Worthing Winter Night Shelter, I would like a retraction of this incorrect statement.

We ran the Night Shelter from mid-November, 2016, to mid-March, 2017 – this is the fourth year of successfully running a winter shelter in Worthing. We do not take in ‘street drinkers’.

Any guests need to be verified rough sleepers. Every guest is referred in by workers in the field and only guests who fit our criteria are considered.

As part of our strict guest criteria, we do not take in any known IV users. On top of that every guest signs a guest agreement which clearly states that they will not take or use any substances while in the night shelter.

If anyone should break this agreement they are permanently banned from the shelter.

Rev Ginny Cassell

Storm @ Storm House

Union Place

Worthing

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