Developed by British architect Chris Hildrey, ProxyAddress is a social enterprise and service which uses the duplicated address details of existing homes to provide those facing homelessness with a free address which they can use to access support.
Without an address, people can be prevented from accessing vital services such as maintaining or opening a bank account, applying for a job or registering with a GP.
Proxy Address initiative was piloted in the south London borough of Lewisham in partnership with the council.
In practice, once people sign up by the council, the users access the ProxyAddress service via an app, computer or SMS system. In this way, they can get a library card access public computers.
Here, you can read more about the project: https://www.proxyaddress.co.uk/
Keywords: UK, homeless, homelessness, England, London, Lewisham.