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Good eating: Scottish cafe chain builds village for homeless

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

by Lee Mannion | @leemannion | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:10 GMT

"Not just building houses, but building homes, building community."
By Lee Mannion

LONDON, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cafe chain that employs homeless people and runs a scheme to provide free food to rough sleepers has gone a step further, building a village of 20 houses in Scotland.

Up to 40 homeless people will be given accommodation in the new village to the north of the Scottish capital Edinburgh built by Social Bite, which was set up in 2012.

"Something special has been created," said Angela Constance, the Scottish communities minister at the launch on Thursday.

"Not just building houses, but building homes, building community a community that will provide support and enable folk to rebuild their lives."

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20180517171037-g0lr4/

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