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Night shelter assistance provided by Council contractor Lovell provides crucial support for rough sleepers

Published on Friday, 11th January 2019

Lovell rep with reps from Our Lady of the Angels Church in Nuneaton

Last week our kitchen and bathroom contractor Lovell, provided much needed help to Our Lady of the Angels Church in Nuneaton to ensure their night shelter could remain open.

The support and expertise provided by Lovell enabled the church to maintain the necessary fire safety standards required in order to remain operational as a shelter. During the colder months this accommodation provides a crucial lifeline for rough sleepers in the Borough. Lovell’s assistance is part of their ‘Supporting the Local Community’ pledge, which is a commitment made in conjunction with the contract held with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.

 Councillor Barry Longden, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Communities said:

“I’m so pleased that support has been provided for this facility. Assistance of this kind is much welcomed in order to continue to implement this extremely important service, which is a vital point of aid for our local homeless people, especially at this time of year, when it is needed the most.”

 Working closely with Lovell for 3 years has established a loyal working relationship and when the church asked for help Lovell were more than happy to oblige.”

 Carl Yale – Regional Refurbishment Director, Lovell said:

 “Lovell are delighted to be helping the good work of this church for homeless people in Nuneaton.  Fire safety is an essential requirement for this facility and we are pleased that we can assist with our expertise in this area.”

 A spokesperson from Our Lady of the Angels Church in Nuneaton said:

 "The night shelter facility at the Parish Hall of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, provides warm and comfortable overnight accommodation for between 6-8 homeless people every week.  Without the assistance of local contractor Lovell enabling us to upgrade our fire alarm system, the night shelter would have been closed.  Parish Priest, Father Simon Hall was deeply touched by this very generous local support."

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