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The Prince of Wales is ready to function in a brand new documentary collection about his mission aimed toward tackling homelessness.

The future king has set his sights on making tough sleeping, couch browsing and different types of short-term lodging a factor of the previous together with his bold initiative known as Homewards.

The two-part collection, which has the working title Prince William: We Can End Homelessnesswill go behind the scenes of the primary yr of the programme and will likely be broadcast by ITV this autumn.

The Prince of Wales will feature in a new documentary series about his homelessness programme
The Prince of Wales will function in a brand new documentary collection about his homelessness programme (John Walton/PA Wire)

It will comply with William as he launches Homewards throughout the nation, and can function the journeys of these at the moment going through homelessness or who’ve lived expertise of the problem.

The documentary will even function well-known advocates of the programme, alongside these main particular person initiatives throughout the UK.

Homewards is a five-year mission launched by William in 2023 to convey collectively a variety of people and organisations to develop bespoke homelessness options in Newport, South Wales, three neighbouring Dorset cities, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, the London borough of Lambeth, Belfast, Aberdeen and Sheffield.

Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual content material at ITV, mentioned: “With access to the inner workings of this ambitious project and the work of Prince William and his team, we hope to share with viewers a privileged insight into how they are setting out to tackle an issue which concerns us all and affects so many of our fellow citizens across the UK.”

Director Leo Burley mentioned: “Over the past year we have spent time following Prince William and The Royal Foundation through the first year of the Homewards programme.

William is pictured during a visit to a Homewards Sheffield Local Coalition meeting, to join discussions about the impact of the scheme
William is pictured during a visit to a Homewards Sheffield Local Coalition meeting, to join discussions about the impact of the scheme (Oli Scarff/PA Wire)

“We’ve heard some incredibly moving stories from people across the country facing homelessness.

“From street homelessness in Newport, to families living in temporary accommodation in Sheffield, and youth homelessness in Aberdeen, the documentary paints a picture of homelessness across the UK today, working with many people who never expected to experience life without a place to call home.

“Everyone we’ve filmed with has welcomed the spotlight that Prince William and Homewards are placing on the UK’s homelessness crisis.”

Royal Foundation chief govt Amanda Berry mentioned: “We know that television has the power to change hearts and minds.

“Homelessness can seem like it is hard to prevent but by sharing the realities of people’s experiences and those who are coming together to support them, we can inspire action.

The Prince of Wales during a visit to a housing workshop at The Learning Zone in Sheffield in March
The Prince of Wales during a visit to a housing workshop at The Learning Zone in Sheffield in March (Temilade Adelaja/PA Wire)

“This two-part documentary will help raise vital awareness and demonstrate that, by working together, it is possible to end homelessness.”

William has lengthy been a supporter of causes addressing homelessness and have become royal patron of charity The Passage after visiting considered one of its shelters together with his mom Diana, Princess of Wales, when he was 11.

In 2009 he spent an evening sleeping tough to know the plight of the homeless at Christmas and he has joined a Big Issue vendor at his pitch for the final two years in a row.

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