AN Oldham restaurant has become the first eatery in the UK to pledge to be homeless-friendly as it opens its doors to rough sleepers for a balanced wholesome meal.

Cafe Lahore, on Union Street, Oldham, will provide a meal for homeless people after its lunchtime buffet using fresh foods that otherwise would have been left to waste.

Owner Wasim Aslam said he has long been aware of town centre homelessness, but has noticed a particular rise in rough sleepers in the past 18 months.

He said: “We’ve always had the odd knock on the door from a homeless person and have been happy to help them.

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Oldham restaurant Cafe Lahore first eatery in the UK to pledge to be homeless-friendly by providing meals for rough sleepers.

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