On Thursday 17th July, Forest YMCA celebrated the opening of the first 10 mYPads in Walthamstow.

mYPads are shipping containers which have been converted into innovative affordable homes for ex-homeless employed young people who are receiving the minimum wage. They have all the essentials; a bed, television, small kitchen and a toilet and shower. The containers have been stacked similar to apartment complexes, linked with balconies and reached by external stairs.

Charity Forest YMCA hopes the temporary accommodation will act as a “stepping stone” for young people moving towards independent living. Forest YMCA will be opening a further 20 mYPads in Leyton this autumn.

S Jones Containers provided all of the containers for this project.

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