Keir Starmer MP visits Arlington

    Last week we welcomed Keir Starmer MP for Holborn and St Pancras to Arlington, our homeless hostel.

    Arlington is the largest mixed use homeless hostel in the UK and helps people to move on to secure homes and more stable futures. It includes 94 residential rooms for homeless and vulnerable adults, as well as 44 low-rent studio flats.

    Arlington residents can also access on-site training and employment advice, as well as arts and crafts facilities. We also run a commercial conference centre, which helps to fund the service.

    Keir Starmer met two of our residents - one of our homeless residents and Kylie, who rents one of the low-rent studio flats at Arlington (see photo above). She showed Keir around her flat and explained to him how much she loved living at Arlington and how lucky she felt to live in the heart of Camden.

    The MP also visited an art class and met with Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care and Support to discuss the need for deregulation in order to build more homes and the Government’s local housing allowance cap.

    During the visit, Keir Starmer learned about how Arlington is funded and operates, how we have helped people to improve their situations through training, volunteering and employment, and discussed how the current political and economic situation will affect our work.

    To find out more about the brilliant work we do at Arlington, click here.