Loughborough homeless charity hopes to expand

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A Leicestershire charity which supplies disadvantaged people with food parcels hopes to get a £900,000 grant, from various organisations, for "more needed services".

Judith Spence, who has been running Carpenter's Arms with her husband for 12 years, said the money would be used towards a new building and to create new services for homeless people and others on low income.

Services would include a surgery and consultation room, an adult education centre and coffee bar.

In 2008, the charity, based at a former hotel in Loughborough, saw 12 people a week, now more than a 160 have asked for extra food - all donated by the community.

Carpenter's Arms also provides a drug and alcohol rehabilitation service for "men challenged with homelessness".

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