Homeless facility opened in St Helier

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A homeless facility in St Helier has been officially opened by the Lieutenant-Governor.

Evans House has 22 rooms, a communal lounge and dining areas. It will be open all day, seven days a week.

Costing £250,000, the house was named after the late Winifred Evans, whose generosity provided a significant proportion of the funding.

A spokesman said the house would "provide value to islanders who have been affected by homelessness".

Formerly the Roseneath, the facility closed its doors in 2011 before it was acquired by the States of Jersey.

The project is being run through a collaboration between the Health and Social Services Department and the Shelter Trust.

The facility was opened by General Sir John McColl, the Lieutenant-Governor, who is a patron of the Shelter Trust.

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