Residents of Stone Court in Torquay have been informed that they will have to leave.
Stone court, which provides supported temporary housing opened in 1993 and has provided many families with accommodation and support.
Residents state they have an uncertain future after being told they must leave.
On the Facebook page ‘Save Stone Court’ it states that residents have been issued a section 21 (eviction) notice and must leave by 16th March.
The page stated:
“There are many different reasons why families are placed at Stone Court some no fault of there own. This place is their sanctuary their lifeline its a roof its brick its mortar its their home to get back on their feet ready for independent living. The clock is now on countdown,”
An online petition to save Stone Court explains why Stone Court is important to the residents:
“Stone Court has provided a valuable service for vulnerable families in the area since opening in 1993. It isn’t just a roof over their heads it is a complete support network that helps families with day to day life and getting back onto an even footing. Stone Court is the only service like this in the area. Without the funding from Torbay Council the network of support staff can no longer be afforded and residents have been issued with a Section 21 notice to quit. Past families have seen Stone Court as a lifeline that they couldn’t have done without and wouldn’t know where they would be now if it wasn’t for their support. There is no service in place to take over from the good work Stone Court does. Lose Stone Court you lose a very valuable resource that has helped vulnerable families in Torbay for years.”
You can view and sign the petition here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-stone-court
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