A charity in Vancouver has converted city benches into pop up rain shelters for the homeless.
RainCity Housing, which provides specialised accommodation and support services for homeless people in the Canadian city, has set up instant pop-up shelters that take the form of an ordinary park bench.
During the day, the innovative design simply works as the back support to benches where people might sit and eat lunch or while waiting for a bus.
But at night, the boards fold out upwards, providing emergency cover in what is – like London – a notoriously rainy city.
Homeless people, like all other people deserve to have food, water, and shelter. It’s great to see that some people recognize that.
London, take note. The anti-homeless spikes erected to prevent homeless people from finding shelter from the elements are cruel.