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Care home could be used to help homeless

PUBLISHED: 16:39 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:39 13 July 2015

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Homeleigh Care Home could become temporary housing

A former care home in Erith is likely to be used as temporary housing for the homeless while the council decides on its long-term future.

Bexley Council has submitted a planning application to use the former Homeleigh Care Home, in Avenue Road, as temporary housing for two years.

Cllr Eileen Pallen, the council’s cabinet member for adult services, said: “The number of homeless households in Bexley who need temporary accommodation is increasing.”

Everyone living nearby should have had a letter from the council telling them about the plans and how they can give their views.

You can look at the application at the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath, or online at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2638. The deadline for giving your views is Wednesday, July 29.

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