Sarah champions hostel for homeless

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham
Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham
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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has visited a women’s hostel in London to hear how women are being helped to get their lives back on track after becoming homeless.

Ms Champion toured the 18-bed St Mungo’s hostel in south London which helps women to address issues including substance abuse and prostitution.

She said: “Visiting St Mungo’s and meeting some of the women who are living there, it’s clear to see that child sexual exploitation feeds directly into prostitution.

“These two issues need to be tackled, as the devastation they cause to the individuals and the wider community is incalculable and cannot be allowed to continue.

“I would urge anyone currently experiencing domestic abuse to contact their local women’s refuge.”

Esther Sample, St Mungo’s spokesman, said: “Support such as Sarah’s will help raise awareness of our work overall, and particularly of our Rebuilding Shattered Lives campaign.”