Good news from The Salvation Army to beat homelessness (By Grace, 11)

By Grace, 11 , Jill Dando News Correspondent

The Salvation Army is constructing NAPpads (Night-time Accommodation Project) to break the cycle of homelessness. 

Based in York, the Salvation Army is working tirelessly to end homelessness and are trying their best to make sure everyone has a warm, safe place to stay and rest.

NAPpads are mini-apartments that consist of a bed, toilet, hand basin and a storage area. They also contain a power supply and heating, individually controlled by the person in the NAPpad.


The NAPpads can fully function on 60W (The same as a lightbulb you could find in a house)! They have been described as bright and airy.

They have non-invasive ‘vital life signs’ detectors that can sense when someone stops breathing so medical services can be called.


The Salvation Army is spreading out from York and heading south of the country.

Keep working, you are amazing!

Grace of Jill Dando News is one of over 100 Jill Dando Journalists who find, write and publish positive good news out across the world in memory of Jill. 

Jill Dando is also a former student of WCSA where the project began.

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