A prototype for a new house intended to be constructed at purpose-built villages for homeless people has been launched.

Homeless charity Social Bite, unveiled pictures of the house which will have a bedroom, kitchen, lounge area and storage. 

The homes, which will make their way to the South Lanarkshire area in due course, will form part of a development of 15 homes, with communal dining space and counselling rooms.

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The plan comes as part of the charity's Festival of Kindness, where members of the public are also being encouraged to give the “gift of home” where they can make a donation to the new villages or gifts, meals and other essential items to homeless and vulnerable people at Christmas.

A tree of kindness will be installed in Glasgow from November 29 on Sauchiehall Street, where donors can bring physical gifts. Contributions can also be made online.

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Josh Littlejohn, founder of Social Bite, said: “This year we have seen an increase in homelessness in Scotland to record levels.

“From Covid, to the cost-of-living crisis, and now unfortunately, misleading commentary from some high-profiled politicians, those experiencing homelessness have been subject to the toughest few years we’ve seen.

“So, once again, we are asking the people of Scotland to join us in helping raise critical funds for those that need it most at Christmas.

“As well as donating towards Christmas dinners and gifts, this year we are also asking the public to give the gift of home by donating towards two new villages.

“The proposed new villages will be amongst our most important projects to date and that’s why we wanted to give donors the option of helping us create these crucial facilities.

“We believe that everyone, no matter their circumstances should be treated with respect and dignity, which these homes reflect in their design.”