Sunday, April 18

United Kingdom: a solution to house the poorest during the health crisis

He is a former footballer with a big heart. Lou Macari, football legend in Scotland has decided to come to the aid of the homeless, as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

How to offer a roof to modest people, avoiding dormitories, where the virus can spread? The solution lies in these installations inspired by the small inhabitable capsules found in major music festivals. Usually these cabins, more elegant than tents, are rented by music fans.

I saw this for the first time in a field and I thought to myself: “It looks good, it must be working. And I thought to myself:” well, let’s try “and I tried. it works“explains the ex-footballer.

The warehouse found in an emergency in the center of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, at the start of the health crisis, now accommodates forty people who were left homeless after the closure of their reception center.

Had to go fast, found this place … and decided we had to come fast. So during these twelve terrible months for everyone, well it hasn’t been that hard for us here“Lou Macari emphasizes.

Its foundation allowed some people to have, for the first time in a long time, their own personal space.

“Lou Macari. What a man!” recognizes Thomas Preston, one of the beneficiaries. “There is more protection, I know it doesn’t look good, but once the doors are closed, it’s so peaceful“he describes.

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