Fonds BRU - Brunswick / Peasholme Hostel

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Brunswick / Peasholme Hostel


  • 12 June 1984-October 1990 (Creation)

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Brunswick Terrace Hostel is a hostel for the homeless population in York. It originally opened in Kent Street, before moving to Brunswick Terrace shortly afterwards. The inadequacies of the accommodation later led to the opening of the Peasholme Centre in Peasholme Green in the 1990s, the first all purpose centre for the homeless in York.

The focus of the hostel changed over time from being a direct access hostel to one more focussed on helping people move into more permanent accommodation relatively quickly.

In around 2006 the hostel moved to nearby Fishergate, to allow for the redevelopment of the Hungate site.

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Includes lists of residents and how much money they were due for their meals and board, lists of supplies ordererd by the kitchens and meals made, lists of sundry debtors, log of claims made for vouchers in lieu of meals, receipt books, petty cash book, repairs book, and order book. Also includes a folder of education materials used with residents of the hostel.



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