Prince William is set to launch a new program aimed at addressing homelessness in the United Kingdom. The British heir to the throne will unveil a new project called Homewards on Monday, with the goal of demonstrating that it is possible to solve the issue of homelessness once and for all, as announced by the Royal Foundation, the charitable organization founded by the 41-year-old prince and his wife Kate.
The pilot project, planned for five years, aims to facilitate “unprecedented partnerships” and promote understanding of homelessness. “In a modern and progressive society, everyone should have a safe home, be treated with dignity, and receive the support they need,” stated the eldest son of King Charles III.
William acknowledged the enormity of the task but expressed belief that it is possible to swiftly end homelessness and ensure it does not recur.
The prince will embark on a two-day tour across the country, during which he will announce the six locations for the Homewards initiative. The tour will commence in London.
Homewards will collaborate with local partners to develop customized local plans against homelessness, based on “local needs and expertise” involving individuals, organizations, and businesses.
According to a recent study, one in five people in the UK has already experienced homelessness.