Homeless village launches

Published: 18 May 2018

A village providing housing for homeless people is being launched in Edinburgh.

It has been built by the social enterprise Social Bite, and aims to offer support and opportunities to residents as well as accommodation.

It is a really beautiful community environment here...Ultimately when it's fully fledged there will be 20 people who have all come from a situation of homelessness...

Josh Littlejohn, Co-Founder, Social Bite

 

The homeless village was developed on vacant land in Granton and is made up of 10 two-bedroom houses. The houses were built off-site before being erected in Granton ahead of the residents moving in this summer.

Social Bite said it hopes this will provide a new approach to homelessness, where people can have a steady base, rather than rely on hostels and B&Bs. As well as having a place to stay, there will be a hub where residents can meet socially and get support and advice on issues such as job opportunities...

Full story via BBC news

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