Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Campaigning for Unemployed Rights.

Dencora House Detention Centre… gone!

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Ipswich Unemployed Action is delighted to announce that Dencora House Detention Centre is of no more. We had this confirmed when Units 6-10 Dencora House (“Dencora House Detention Centre”) was been put up for sale (also available leasehold for £8 psf).

We knew it laid unused but we weren’t sure whether the detention centre would come back for use by a subcontractor as part of:

  • Mandatory Work Activity scheme
  • Work Programme value added services
  • Community Action Programme

It is now clear after YMCA Training finally splashed out on planning consent (IP/08/00082/FUL) a couple of years ago, that even with more attacks to those on welfare including the disabled and unemployed, there was no place for the Christian faith motivated detention centre.

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  1. All those happy days at the ‘Den’, how we remember them….

    Andrew Coates

    December 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

  2. I had always heard it referred to as “Demented House”.

    S Marquess

    December 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  3. A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades
    on the horizon and someone at my side says
    She is gone.
    Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all.
    She is just as large now as when I last saw her.
    Her diminished size and total loss from my sight
    is in me, not in her.
    And just at that moment, when someone at my side
    says she is gone, there are others
    who are watching her coming over their horizon
    and other voices take up a glad shout –
    There she comes!
    That is what dying is.
    An horizon and just the limit of our sight.
    Lift us up O Lord, that we may see further

    Bishop Brent

    December 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm


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