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Development for homeless people in Birmingham opens

21 December 2013 Last updated at 19:31 GMT

A new housing development aimed at giving homeless people their own property has been officially opened in Birmingham by TV presenter Adrian Chiles.

The scheme, which is being run by the YMCA, is one of the first of its type in the city.

Ben Sidwell spoke to Alan Fraser, the chief executive of Birmingham YMCA and resident Roger Lightbourne.