Lincoln homeless charity to close its doors next month

A Lincoln homeless charity has announced it will close at the end of June.

BeAttitude, which is based in St Mary Le Wigford church hall, has provided meals and support for those sleeping rough in the city since it was formed three years ago.

Last year, over 17,000 meals were served to the homeless and vulnerable in the church.

However, BeAttitude have decided to close in order to reassess the effectiveness of the service and future funding arrangements.

The charity, which relies on food donations from organisations and members of the public, is deciding on how best to fit in with other homelessness services in the city.

New contracts funded by the government have been awarded to charities Framework and P3 from July and BeAttitude are planning to sit down with the charities to look at the best ways to continue to provide support for the homeless in Lincoln.

Currently, trustees are undecided as to whether the charity will reopen in its present form.

Chair of the trustees, Reverend David Edgar, said: “Obviously this is a very difficult and sad decision, as the staff at BeAttitude have done a huge amount of incredibly good work over several years.

“For that work, and for the financial and practical support BeAttitude has received, we are very proud and thankful.

“The work doesn’t stop simply because this charity is closing, and partners across the city are already planning how to provide the best possible support to those who depend upon the generosity of others to provide their most basic needs.

“We continue to be dedicated to ensuring that homeless people in Lincoln get the breadth of support they need in a co-ordinated way.”