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The UK’s first pop-up village

 
May 13th 2016
 

Pop-up village © Lewisham Council

The South London Borough of Lewisham is to start welcoming the first residents of its new ‘pop-up village’ in June. The container-like units will house 24 homeless families, and there’ll also be space for “community and enterprise use”. But what pops up must come down, and the units are only due to stay on the Ladywell site for a maximum of four years before being relocated elsewhere in the borough. Then the site will be used for a mix of retail and housing. Future consultations with local residents are promised.

 
 
 

May/June 2016

 

Contents

Gail Porter talks to us...

Street Fridge Open 24/7

Amazon now does homes

LA hospital pays out for ‘dumping’ homeless patient

Homeless stats ignore domestic violence

The $58,000 Sleeping Bus

FareShare London to open at weekend

Be part of the Museum of Homelessness

The UK’s first pop-up village

Worrying number of homeless children in Scotland

March against controversial housing bill

Destitution: record high

Glasgow City Council failing in its duty to homeless people

Journey of a Citizen

PSPOs: a UK-wide problem

Crack + Cider

Spotting psychosis

Mental Health: Focus

 

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