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Homeless to be offered shipping container homes

by Charlotte Wilkins

Homeless people living in Brighton could soon be offered shipping containers as alternative accommodation. Work will begin next month on transforming the containers into habitable spaces.

Our reporter Charlotte WIlkins has been to see a similar project in London, to find out how the concept will work. The interviewees are Louise Stephenson, a YMCA resident; Chris Gilbert, a developer; and Andy Winter from the Brighton Housing Trust.

Solving the homelessness problem in Hastings

by Derek Johnson

An author from Hastings is calling on the town's authorities to use some of its empty properties to solve the problem of homelessness.

Writer Joe Rooney has weighed in on the debate on the issue in the hope of working towards a solution in Hastings and St Leonard's-on-Sea in Sussex.

Other interviewees in Derek Johnson's report include John Gorman, a volunteer helping the homeless; Kim and Claire who sleep on the streets; and Councillor Jeremy Birch, the Leader of Hastings Borough Council.

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