Brighton charity creates prototype, moveable, eco-friendly 'home for the homeless'

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Interviewees: Jim Deans, Sussex Homeless Support & Ladislav Guzsela, Rough Sleeper & Stuart Henton, Architect

In a unique initiative in Brighton, homeless people themselves have worked with a designer to create a prototype home of their own.

Charity, Sussex Homeless Support, has created a prototype, moveable, eco-friendly 'home for the homeless'.

The wooden units are transportable and highly insulated with a rubber roof and triple glazed windows.

It is hoped they could provide a safer, more permanent alternative.

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Official estimates had 64 people sleeping rough each night in 2018.

In the most recent figures that has increased to 88.

Eventually, it is thought that homes like these could be produced every week, creating employment as well as accommodation.

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