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Demonstrating that, together, it’s possible to end homelessness, making it rare, brief and unrepeated.

Earlier this year, Prince William and The Royal Foundation launched Homewards; a transformative five-year programme that aims to demonstrate that together, it’s possible to end homelessness – making it rare, brief and unrepeated.

Homewards will initially work in partnership with six flagship locations across the United Kingdom, supporting them to form locally led coalitions, and providing them with the space, tools and expertise to show how this can be done. By demonstrating that homelessness is not inevitable, and is in fact a solvable issue, Homewards will kickstart an inspiring movement in the UK, and further afield, to end homelessness for good.

Photo of Prince William smiling with others at 'homewards lambeth'


Key statistics

  • 300,000

    Over 300,000 people in the UK, half of whom are children, are sofa surfing, sleeping on the streets, staying in hostels, living in their cars or other forms of temporary accommodation

  • 8 in 10

    8 in 10 people think homelessness is a serious problem in the UK, and 7 in 10 think society does not pay enough attention to ending homelessness

  • 1 in 5

    80% think homelessness can happen to anyone and 1 in 5 have experience with homelessness

Our work

“Homewards aims to give people across the UK hope that homelessness can be prevented by showing them the progress we can make when we collaborate.

It’s a big task, but I firmly believe that by working together it is possible to make homelessness rare, brief and unrepeated, and I am very much looking forward to working with our six locations to make our ambition a reality” 

Prince Wiliam

Homewards: Prince William

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