Prince of Wales visits Hill Street Residents in Newport, Gwent

June 26, 2023

Prince of Wales visits Hill Street Residents in Newport, Gwent

A housing development in Newport, built to help tackle homelessness in the city, received an extra special visitor today in the form of the Prince of Wales, Prince William.

He  has chosen Newport as one of six target areas for the five-year project, pledging up to £500,000 funding for "locally-led" work to eradicate rough-sleeping, sofa surfing, and other forms of temporary accommodation.

 

Residents and press lined the car park as the Royal motorcade pulled in. He was received by Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Gwent , Simon Gibson. He introduced the Prince  to the staff of the housing development.

The Prince of Wales’ new Homewards programme will give the city "new space, tools and relationships" to combat homelessness, which new figures suggest has affected one in five Britons in some shape or form.

In a modern and progressive society, everyone should have a safe and secure home, be treated with dignity and given the support they need," Prince William said.
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