Oakham has seen a noticeable increase in numbers of homeless rough sleepers this winter and the particularly cold weather has caused much alarm for the well-being of these men. Local residents from our churches and wider community have expressed concern and actively helped in various ways.
There will be a meeting on Thursday 22nd March (postponed from 1st March), 10:30 am for 10:45 am start (to finish by 11:45 am) at Oakham Baptist Church, Melton Road (01572 724990), when professionals from RCC will attend to explain local services for homeless/rough sleepers and how best we can support the situation. Many of us are concerned and want to help but are unsure how best to go about it – this open meeting aims to provide much of that information plus some guidance on best practices.
We encourage anyone concerned about the situation or who has personally befriended or engaged with homeless individuals to come along.