Village for the homeless: First glimpse of two-bed prototype that will see 10 homes being built in a bid to fix 'broken system' of temporary accommodation

Mail Online | 8/10/2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
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A prototype of the wooden houses which will shelter Scotland's homeless in a pop-up village has been unveiled today.

The village will include 10 two-bedroom homes for people who are currently living in mostly unsupported temporary accommodation, shelters, and B&Bs.

Work - Site - Granton - Area - Edinburgh

Work has already begun on a 1.5-acre site in the Granton area of Edinburgh so the first residents can move in before Christmas.

The properties will each have two loft bedrooms, a shared loo and shower, a lounge with a wood burner, and a small kitchen and dining area.

Scheme - Council - £170 - Cost - Homeless

The scheme will save the local council at least £170,000 - the cost of putting 10 homeless people up in a B&B for a year.

Organisers Social Bite said the project aims to provide an alternative to a 'broken temporary accommodation system' for those struggling with homelessness.

Boss - Mr - Littlejohn - 'It - Bit

Boss Mr Littlejohn said: 'It's really nice when you've had a bit of a vision in your head for quite a long time to see it be realised in some way.

'We've learned a lot about the homelessness issue and we respond to it currently as a society.

People - Homelessness - Sleeping

'Quite often people associate homelessness just simply with rough sleeping, but a...
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