Rachel from Calderwood House came to school on 27th September to talk to us about homelessness. She helped to set up a shelter for the hidden homeless in our area. It is on the site of the old police station in Egremont. She told the children that she had been homeless as a younger person and that there are many reasons why people might become homeless. At the hostel, homeless men and women can get help to get back on track with their lives and find a new permanent home. She taught us a new word' sofa-surfer'- these are people who sleep on friends sofas as they have no home live in.
We have agreed to help her raise funds for Calderwood House by auctioning artwork at her Autumn Ball in October.