A tragedy for Chichester

I noticed your article on Stonepillow (Observer, October 25) and I think that it appears very biased within its promotion if you consider that it was a ten-12-bedded open access hostel for street homeless of Chichester into what is essentially a supported housing, 30-day retreat at what seems to be by your pictures a very expensive exercise.

Therefore there is no emergency accommodation for street homeless people.

I would also bet the numbers have been reduced massively.

This appears to be just a financial exercise which will actually help less people.

How very disappointing of both the charity and your article.

Obviously you do not do any historical research.

What a tragedy for Chichester.

David John

Kingsham Road

Chichester