M25 Doncaster housing project wins award

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A Doncaster housing charity set up 20 years ago has been recognised with a High Sheriff award.

Initially established by volunteers, the M25 Housing and Support Group now employs more than 60 professionals and offers far more than temporary shelter.

The High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Lady Sykes, visited the M25 project to find out first-hand about the work they do.

Lady Sykes said:“I never fail to be impressed by the number of people across South Yorkshire who give of their time so freely to help others.

“M25 is a project which has had tangible results, ensuring that no one in Doncaster has to sleep out on the streets - a vast improvement from 20 years ago. I am delighted to be able to acknowledge their work by giving them a High Sheriff award.”

M25 executive director Joyce Foster said: “We continue to offer advice on all housing issues – supporting over 1,250 people during the past year.

“We also look at the root causes of homeless and do all we can to support those who come to us for help. We are committed to moving people off the streets and work in partnership with other agencies.”