Town’s MP pays a visit to homeless charity

Richard Barry, ruby Stuckey, Nick Boles MP and Mary-Jane Jones at the Grantham Passage.
Richard Barry, ruby Stuckey, Nick Boles MP and Mary-Jane Jones at the Grantham Passage.
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A CHARITY which provides support for homeless people received a visit from Grantham MP Nick Boles on Friday.

Grantham Passage drop-in centres are open in Grantham six days a week for people who are homeless or do not have enough money to eat a square meal.

Ruby Stuckey, one of the founders of the charity, told the Journal that demand on the service has been growing in response to the struggling economy.

Mr Boles said: “What’s really great about the Grantham Passage is not just the fact that it exists, but that it’s existed for 10 years or more. Things like this are easy to start up, but hard to sustain.

“It’s essential to have things like this in the community. Sadly, because of the economic situation, it’s more essential now than at any time in the last 10 years.”