Homelessness charity Emmaus has unveiled plans to build a “rooftop community” with 15 low-carbon eco-homes on the roof of its Bristol city-centre office.
The new eco-homes will be aimed at individuals ready to move on from their Emmaus Bristol accommodation but the charity will also support residents in the new homes if they need it.
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Jessica Hodge, Emmaus chief executive, said: “Some of the people we support eventually and understandably want their own home and their own independence, but then struggle to find affordable rented homes to move into or meet significant barriers to private rented accommodation such as cost, competition, credit ratings and references.
“The aim of our rooftop development will give people the option to live independently when they are ready to, but still keep them connected to Emmaus Bristol and the support we can provide if they need it.”