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Cornwall Council Provides Shipping Container Homes For The Homeless

During the Covid-19 pandemic, local authorities all over the UK have been asked to do as much as possible to help ensure the homeless have safe places where they can isolate during lockdown, like the rest of the population.

Falmouth Packet recently reported that Cornwall Council has turned to shipping container homes to help it provide the accommodation required for those who are homeless in the south-west county.

Sites in Truro and Penzance have been set up with modular housing made from shipping containers, with a total of ten homes provided through this initiative.

The news provider shared a statement made by council leader Julian German in a newsletter, in which he explained the modular homes would be set up on council-owned land and allocated to those in need of emergency accommodation during the pandemic, either because they had been living in the likes of a bed and breakfast with shared facilities or were homeless.

“Each new home will be provided with all the utilities needed, including electricity, so that those in need of temporary accommodation can move in quickly and be able to look after themselves during this time of social distancing and self isolation,” he asserted.

This isn’t the first time that shipping containers have been repurposed to provide homes for those in need.

Earlier this year we shared the story of a man from Leeds who was converting a used shipping container into a micro home that would be made available to someone who needed a safe place to live while they tried to get themselves off drugs.

If you’re interested in buying used shipping containers for a similar kind of project, get in touch with us today.

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