Susan Gill, who runs the Homeless Café in Middlesbrough, recently received £250 pounds
from UNISON Local Government Branch

Susan does a fantastic job supporting and feeding local homeless people and we at UNISON LG
think the Café is such a worthy cause.  We also like to donate a small amount of Panto tickets
every year when we can.

Five homeless people who have used the Café on Princes Road, Gresham have died since April.

Susan said: "They were all under the Breaking the Boundaries Team. After the council moved
the staff to other jobs, it had a really bad effect on a lot of people who are struggling to cope."

The team, created by Middlesbrough Council, was set up to “make sure that every single individual
who begs or sleeps rough is offered intensive support”.

Middlesbrough Council will soon be reviewing its decision to remove the Breaking the Boundaries Team.