Chesterfield's MP praises volunteers who've helped the homeless this winter

Toby Perkins still wants further Government action to tackle the problem.

Chesterfield's MP has paid tribute to volunteers who've helped run Chesterfield's nightshelter over the winter.

It's been running to give homeless people in the town a roof over their heads during the cold nights.

Toby Perkins says it's been a great initiative- but more still needs to be done to tackle homelessness in our area; "I think it shames us as a nation, to still have homelessness as an issue today. It causes huge social problems and puts people off going into our town centre."

"It is, to me, an absolutely crucial area for us to try and address going forwards."

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