Prince William has arrived in Bournemouth for the next leg of his 48-hour tour around the country as he launches Homewards, his major campaign to tackle homelessness in the UK.
The royal met with a local enterprise which uses practical skills such as carpentry to enable people to secure employment and end the cycle of repeated homelessness.
Further details of Homewards are expected to be announced over the next few days, however, William and his wife Princess Kate’s Royal Foundation has donated £500,000 to six pilot projects around the country to help set up innovative new housing.
In Bournemouth, the Prince visited charity centre Faithworks which works in partnership with local businesses and produces items such as chopping boards, signboards, candle sticks and pens.
He tried his hand at making a garden dipper and joked that he would try to keep all his fingers attached while using a wood turning lathe, although he later said the experience was “therapeutic”.
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