Project Solace coordinates drug searches
Project Solace has worked with Gloucester City Homes (GCH) to ensure that strict “no drugs” rules are observed at their homeless accommodation.
Caridas House provides temporary accommodation to residents in the City who have presented themselves as homeless to Gloucester City Council.
GCH approached Project Solace after concerns were raised by residents about others who may be using drugs while staying at the schemes. Project Solace liaised with the Local Policing Team at Quedgeley to co-ordinate proactive searches of the premises.
The Police Dog Section was used to support searches of every room to look for illegal substances.
GCH have issued 3 residents with warning letters as a result of the searches and will continue to proactively target anyone suspected to be in possession of illegal substances in their properties.
Local Police Inspector Steve Wood said “These searches were successfully co-ordinated by Project Solace, showing multi-agency working at its best. This sends out a positive message to all residents that illegal drug use is not permitted in any properties managed by Gloucester City Homes”
Lisa Howarth, Head of Housing Services at Gloucester City Homes, said “we take our responsibility towards our residents seriously; with the support of the Police Dog Section and regular visits by local PCSO we hope that this will reinforce our zero tolerance drugs policy ensuring that residents and their children continue to feel safe and our protected in their homes”.
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Posted on Monday 3rd September 2012