Modular 'pod' homes to house Yarmouth homeless

The prototype ‘pod’ homes for the homeless which are set to be rolled out across Cambridge. Picture:

The prototype ‘pod’ homes for the homeless which are set to be rolled out across Cambridge. Could something similar be heading to Great Yarmouth? Picture: Ben Hatton/LDRS - Credit: Ben Hatton/LDRS

Modular 'pod' homes could be brought in to help the homeless in Great Yarmouth.

The borough council is looking to obtain six "compact" homes to meet the needs of single, homeless people.

The homes would be delivered complete with fixtures, fittings, and furniture, and although small at 24sqm, are said to provide "a safe and practical home".

The prototype ‘pod’ homes for the homeless which are set to be rolled out across Cambridge. Picture:

Modular homes for the single homeless being considered to help people in Great Yarmouth arrive fully furnished. Picture: Ben Hatton/LDRS - Credit: Ben Hatton/LDRS

No sites have yet been identified, but underused car parks are being considered.

A further six homes are being provided by a private developer who is creating four one-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom houses in two buildings by converting a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

A dedicated support worker will support the residents.

The prototype ‘pod’ homes for the homeless which are set to be rolled out across Cambridge. Picture:

An example of a modular home that could be heading to Great Yarmouth to provide transitional homes for the single homeless. Picture: Ben Hatton/LDRS - Credit: Ben Hatton/LDRS

The "transitional" accommodation will provide a self-contained home and support for up to two years for rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping who have low or medium support needs.

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Members of the full council are being asked to approve the scheme, subject to grant funding success, when they meet on June 23, at 7pm.

In February it emerged the council had pulled out of bid to buy a property in South Quay for the homeless with higher needs.

To see the documents visit the council's website and search for "meetings."