Words by Abi Scaife
Prince William has launched a new project to help those experiencing homelessness.
What’s the story?
In a bid to show what can be done when we are able to ‘prevent’ homelessness rather than ‘manage’ it, Prince William has launched a £3 million project across the UK.
The Homewards project aims to end homelessness - yes, that’s right; completely - in the UK.
How does it work?
Six flagship locations, due to be announced during Prince William’s tour of the UK, will be provided with renewed resources, funds and partnerships to show what can be achieved through a collective, community effort.
The project will initially last five years, by the end of which the six main locations should be on the path to ending homelessness altogether.
Prince William said: “In a modern and progressive society, everyone should have a safe and secure home, be treated with dignity and given the support they need.”
“Through Homewards, I want to make this a reality over the next five years, and give people across the UK hope that homelessness can be prevented when we collaborate.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
St Mungo’s. St Mungo's is a leading UK homelessness charity supporting over 3150 people every night. Help us end homelessness and rebuild lives. Support them here.
Centrepoint. This charity supports homeless young adults aged 16-25, and aims to end youth homelessness in the UK. Find out more here.
Emmaus. Emmaus is a UK based charity and community working together to end homelessness. Learn more here.