People urged to install homeless pods on land in Newport
People in Newport have been urged to install a homeless pod on their land.
The structures have a bed, toilet, light, a key-coded door and are powered by solar energy.
Charity Amazing Grace Spaces said it has housed five people in Wales since installing them five months ago and they were a stepping stone to finding permanent accommodation.
Newport Council said it backed the idea of more pods providing they are located appropriately and properly managed.
Wayne Evelyn was homeless for about a decade and became aware of the emergency pods through the probation service.
He said they had made a huge difference to the homeless community.
"I've seen one man, when he first came here, he used to look how I used to look - slouched shoulders, not a good walk," the 39-year-old said.
"After a couple of days in [the pod], he was walking around with his chin held high. He had self-worth like he'd got something to look after now."
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Ashley Johnson, an Amazing Grace Spaces support worker, has called on local support to increase the number of pods.
"What we would like to see is other people step up - other businessmen, other people that have got private land," he said.
Martial arts academy owner Everton Smith has taken two pods behind his premises.
"The guys in there [using them] - not a problem at all, they give me the most respect."