Britain’s Prince William announced on Monday that he had launched an initiative to help homeless people in six locations.
His late mother, Princess Diana, had taken William to a shelter when he was 11, which had a huge impact on him. He has been a longtime supporter of charities aimed at ending homelessness. In 2009, to highlight the issue, he also slept rough on winter nights.
His “Homewards” project will provide funding, expert guidance, and partnerships to fend off homelessness in six locations. These locations will be revealed by the Prince on Monday and Tuesday as he visits them.
In a statement, he said: “I firmly believe that by working together it is possible to make homelessness rare, brief, and unrepeated and I am very much looking forward to working with our six locations to make our ambition a reality.”
As per charity estimates, out of 28 million households, roughly 270,000 are homeless; in other words, many, including children, either sleep in cars or rough, live in temporary accommodations, hostels, or with their relatives.
These numbers are likely to increase as the cost of living crisis surges, according to charities.
The Royal Foundation, the charitable organization of Prince William and his wife Catherine, has backed the project. Each location is expected to receive 500,000 pounds ($636,000).
As per the statement from Kensington Palace and the findings from the five-year Homewards project, it has been anticipated to include more locations in the future to help out homeless people elsewhere.
- Published By Team Timeswire