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Stoke-on-Trent City Council, GB leads housing pod creation for homeless population during COVID-19

Stoke-on-Trent City Council, GB COVID-19 Housing Pods

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Twelve wooden pods were added to a converted Regent Road warehouse to serve Macari Centre patrons. Each pod includes a lockable front door, bed, television, and eight square meters of open space. The council worked with repair company Unitas to convert warehouse space into restrooms, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. City officials and Unitas expected to add 12 more pods to the facility for increased capacity.

HomelessnessOutbreak / COVIDHealth & Human Services
SC

Stoke-on-Trent City Council, GB

Unitary authority in England

United Kingdom

Newsworthy

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Homeless to live in these 'pods' inside Stoke-on-Trent warehouse during coronavirus crisis - Stoke-on-Trent Live

They will be moved from the Macari Centre

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First 'guests' move into pods set up inside Hanley warehouse to give homeless somewhere to sleep during pandemic - Stoke-on-Trent Live

Each fire-resistant pod provides eight square metres of floor space with an individual bed and a closeable front door

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