Jersey

Men's refuge in Jersey may move somewhere bigger

Sanctuary House men's refuge
Image caption The men's refuge was overwhelmed with people needing help over Christmas

A men's refuge in Jersey may have to move to bigger premises next year.

Sanctuary House in St Aubin provides rooms for up to 10 men who need help after a breakdown or are homeless following a relationship break-up.

Staff have had to visit some people needing support over Christmas because there was not room for them.

Deputy Sean Power, the vice chairman of the hostel which opened earlier this year, said it may move because its services were in such demand.

He said: "The building we've got in St Aubin we have a lease until the end of April and we're going to have to do something about that in the new year, as to whether we renew it or go for a bigger building."

The refuge opened in a former bed and breakfast.

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