A former pre-school in Thetford has been refurbished over the past year to become emergency accommodation.

Building is finished and the £1.8m project as a whole is nearing completion on Elm House in Elm Road.

When opened this spring, the space will provide temporary housing to single adults, couples and families in Breckland.

Once opened, Access Community Trust will manage the centre on behalf of Breckland Council and residents will be supported to services where required.

Sam Chapman-Allen, leader of Breckland Council, said: “This investment into Elm House means we have even more high-quality temporary accommodation support available to some of our most in-need residents, including those who have been made homeless or need short-term support while they find a permanent place to live.

“We made a decision to ring-fence more than £1m for our Inspiring Communities project which supports survivors of domestic abuse, residents with mental health problems, social isolation, drug or alcohol addictions, or homelessness.”