New Thetford unit to provide accommodation to vulnerable people


A new unit that will provide accommodation for vulnerable people is expected to open later this year.

The former community center on Elm Road in Thetford will become a temporary accommodation center for around 35 people after Breckland council invested £ 1.8million in the redevelopment.


Work in progress at the unit on Elm Road in Thetford.
– Credit: Photo: Keith Mindham Photography

The council said the new construction, which is being carried out by Cocksedge Builders, is for people to use if they need emergency accommodation or are struggling to find permanent residence, and will help the council of Breckland to meet the demand for temporary housing. locally.

Sam Chapman-Allen, Head of Breckland Council, said: “I am truly delighted to see the building take shape and the high quality work on display, which will help transform this building into a valuable new community resource, providing great accommodation. emergency for the local population. when they need it most.


Work in progress at the unit on Elm Road in Thetford.

Work in progress at the unit on Elm Road in Thetford.
– Credit: Photo: Keith Mindham Photography

Paul Claussen, executive planning member at the Breckland Council, said the project will help people who have experienced domestic violence, mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness.


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