The initiative, called Homewards, aims to make rough sleeping, sofa surfing and other forms of temporary accommodation a thing of the past.

William’s charitable foundation’s spending 3-million pounds in six areas over five years to think up, or try out, new ideas.

Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Sabrina Hatton-Cohen is involved.

While she is now one of the UK’s most senior fire officers – as a teenager she was sleeping rough: