Jersey's men's refuge urgently needs more beds

Colin Taylor, from Sanctuary House, said they were putting some men in nearby bed and breakfasts but the holiday season would see that end

Related Stories

More than a dozen vulnerable men could be made homeless in Jersey in the next fortnight, a men's refuge has warned.

The 11 beds at Sanctuary House in St Aubin, which helps men going through a life crisis, are full.

During the winter the refuge has been paying for more men to stay in nearby guest houses.

But Colin Taylor, from the refuge, said that as the tourist season approaches it was losing the use of that extra accommodation.

He said he desperately needed to find alternative accommodation.

"We can feed them, we can look after them, they can do the programme and everything else but physically they need a place to stay," Mr Taylor said.

"The shelter is full and we're getting two or three referrals a week so who knows what it will be like in two or three weeks time."

Mr Taylor said that as demand increases, more and more people are being turned away.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey


St Helier

Min. Night 4 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.