There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness

Littlejohn says: ‘There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness, and what we’re doing at the village is developing a viable alternative to the unsupported, substandard and expensive temporary accommodation models that are prevalent within the homelessness system.’

Michael will be among the first to enter the community. ‘I would like to participate in social life – I used to be a fitness instructor before I became homeless due to my anxiety and depression, ‘ he says. ‘My dream is to obtain a degree and start working in a healthcare setting. I think the community will be there to support me, and I will be able to build my skills gradually in a friendly surrounding and not feel anxious and rejected.’