Plans to give vulnerable young people a job and a home are “rapidly expanding” in London and Manchester to break the cycle of youth homelessness.
Charity Centrepoint has been given planning permission by Southwark Council to build 33 single-occupancy modular homes in Peckham, south London through its Independent Living Programme.
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The scheme, which was announced in October 2019, hopes to provide 300 youngsters in London and Greater Manchester with a roof over their head and an entry-level role in what the organisation claimed was the most “ambitious” project in its 50-year history.
It is now in talks with councils in Barnet, Hounslow, Waltham Forest and Manchester to “deliver” the rest of the £50,000-per-unit properties by the end of the year.
Chief executive Seyi Obakin said: “Our mission at Centrepoint has always been to support homeless young people in getting a job and a home.