October 25, 2011 1.27 pm This story is over 145 months old

£0.5m to tackle Lincoln street drinking

Street drinking: More than £0.5 million has been allocated for a project to curb street drinking in Lincoln.

A housing charity received £562,000 to tackle street drinking in Lincoln.

The money will help Framework Housing Association, a charity providing services for homeless, to develop a treatment service in partnership with City of Lincoln Council.

The charity recently began delivering services in Lincoln, and will take over the running of the Nomad homeless shelter on Beaumont Fee, set for a Christmas opening.

Peter Radage, Framework’s Director for Homelessness, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring our extensive knowledge and expertise to a city where we know street drinking and the many problems it causes is a big concern.

“There is no one single cause to homelessness but alcohol does play a major part in so many of the cases we deal with.

“We know also that we cannot begin to reintegrate people into society until their drinking is under control.”

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the City Council, added: “We’re incredibly pleased that an organisation like Framework, with a long history of helping people who have problems with alcohol, will be able to use their specialist knowledge and skills to help tackle this significant problem in Lincoln.”

Source: Framework | Photo: Dauvit Alexander | Related Report: BBC Lincolnshire