Prince William praised for his brilliant good news end-to-homelessness plan

Prince William praised for his brilliant good news end-to-homelessness plan

By Jill Dando News

Prince William is on a bold and brilliant crusade to end homelessness.

His five-year plan will include building houses on royal land.


Homeless charities thanked the Prince of Wales for committing to tackling the problem which ruins thousands of lives each year.


William said he wants to change attitudes and revealed he will talk to his children Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, about people “sitting outside supermarkets”.

He hopes his “big project” will target younger victims, unify efforts to help people off the streets and create social housing on his Duchy of Cornwall estate.


The heir to the throne is set to unveil details of what he hopes is a lasting ­solution to replace the “sticking plaster” approach to managing rough sleeping.

William spoke ahead of his 41st birthday today (Wednesday), which marks 30 years since his mother Princess Diana took him with her to a London shelter aged 11.

He said: “We can do it. It’s not insurmountable this challenge.

“If anyone does become homeless ‘OK, here’s the way back, here’s the pathway’. It’s nerve-racking. But I’m really excited.

“I’ve been waiting for the right time to do this.”

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, told the Express newspaper,: “Prince William is right to be horrified by rising homelessness and right to try to bring people together to solve the root causes.

“Up and down the country, the housing emergency is ruining lives. Access to a safe home is as vital as education or healthcare.

“Social homes are the only types of homes that are genuinely affordable. That’s why it was great to see the Prince of Wales championing social housing. [They are] the only way to end homelessness and solve the housing emergency for good.”

Charities say the number of 16 to 24-year-olds with nowhere to live rose to 122,000 last year.

The Prince will start with a small social housing project on the 130,000-acre Duchy of Cornwall.

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