Merton Council’s Housing team will be able to place more of Merton’s homeless people in temporary accommodation within the borough from next month.
Due to a short supply of Bed and Breakfasts in Merton, many homeless people are currently placed in other boroughs, but after 3 December there will be places available at newly reopened Hall Place on Church Road.
Hall Place was formerly an Older Persons home and is now owned by a private company who will offer high quality rooms to homeless people from the Merton area.
Homeless people are placed in temporary accommodation while their claims are assessed. We hope that using rooms of a high standard within the borough will be better for our clients’ health care and their children’s education.
The launch of Hall Place as a centre for homeless people will take place on Monday 26 November at 10am when Siobhain McDonagh MP will be given a tour of the building and meet the centre’s staff.
Councillor Edith Macauley, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be able to house more people from Merton in Merton while their housing claim is assessed.
“Hall Place will provide excellent facilities in an ideal location for people who have, unfortunately found themselves without a home. The need to find accommodation for asylum seekers is still very much an issue across London, but we are not placing asylum seekers at Hall Place.”