I have also known for new hostel clients to come down before a bed is available, and stay at the Travelodge, their authority, or Probation service picking up the tab for often a lengthy stay."
Touchstone clients come from all over the country, the same as the hostel in Bangor,There is no law on local clients.
There should be as we have enough problem people of our own, without bringing more in from other areas, or by other Authorities off-loading problem people into the area.
And once they leave the project, (unless they are on probation or schedule 1 sex offences register) they can go wherever they like.
Often to Llandudno, And Colwyn Bay or any Landlord that will take DHS.
Often the people choose to stay in the area once they leave the project or when they break the rules and are kicked out.
The Police know the Hostel well!
I used to work at this hostel a few years ago,so I know all the goings on.
I Have noticed that the Travelodge is discussed on here so it might be of interest for you to know that that families of the hostel occupants or partners often stay at the Travelodge as it is just across the road,and they are not allowed to stay at the Hostel,so rooms can be booked for a (quick one!)
I have also known for new hostel clients to come down before a bed is available, and stay at the Travelodge, their authority, or Probation service picking up the tab for often a lengthy stay.
It's a disgrace!!