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Inside the shipping containers changing lives for homeless people

Jasper set up Help Bristol’s Homeless after feeling he needed to do more to help people on the streets

A group of social entrepreneurs in Bristol have come up with a brilliant way to help the homeless – transforming shipping containers into homes for rough sleepers.

The metal units are among dozens of old storage containers being turned into living spaces as part of a project by social enterprise Help Bristol’s Homeless.

The containers-turned-homes will provide accommodation for a rough sleeper for an entire year, reports Bristol Live .

Property company Colliers International, which converted the two units, is among a number of Bristol businesses involved in the project, including EDF Energy, Barratt Homes and Balfour Beatty.

Each of the Malago Road-based units has been fitted with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom …

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