A WOMAN is starting a campaign for a homeless shelter in Widnes.
Gillian Myler wants to highlight the 'inhumane conditions' the town's homeless people have to put up with after she visited three shelters in Warrington in search of an alcoholic Widnes woman who is sleeping rough.
Gillian said: 'I went out in -6ºC to look for a Widnes woman who is homeless and I could not believe the conditions people without a home have to bare.
'There were loads of people shivering in doorways and they were covered in snow.
'It's inhumane and I want to do something for them. I counted more than 50 people from Widnes who are living in these shelters and there is nowhere for them to go.
'They suffer abuse and I want to change it so they have a shelter for them to sleep and a place where they can get some food.'
Gillian says she has received no help from Halton Borough Council but insists businesses in the town want to help her.
She added: 'I have spoken to the council and they said they had no idea about the amount of people from Widnes living in shelters in Runcorn and Warrington.
'That's as much as they have said. I have been in touch with some businesses and one is willing to put thousands into it and others have offered to help too.
'There are plenty of properties in Widnes sitting there doing nothing. I want something to be done, but I can't do it on my own.'