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Prince William attacks homelessness ‘prejudice’

Written by on June 26, 2023

Prince William in Bournemouth

(BBC) – Prince William has launched a major five-year campaign to end homelessness, which he says should not exist in a “modern and progressive society”.

On Monday, he visited housing and training projects in Brixton in London, Bournemouth and Newport in South Wales.

The Prince of Wales’s charitable foundation is putting in £3m of start-up funding to help make homelessness “rare, brief and unrepeated”.

“Everyone should have a safe and secure home,” said Prince William.

At a project in Bournemouth which is helping provide skills to people who have been homeless, he spoke of the need to change the “narrative” around homelessness and to stop the “prejudice and stigma”.

The prince heard first-hand from people being helped by the Faithworks project, who told him about the sense of isolation among those facing homelessness and the need to rebuild their confidence and sense of self-belief.

“We all go through times where we could be self-conscious or lost in life, and it’s like a gentle guidance back into learning to socialise and be productive in a positive way,” said Clayton Jeynes, who was homeless and has received training from the project.

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