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From Homeless To Helping The Homeless

One Swansea woman has designed stab proof sleeping bags, to keep people living on the streets safe.

Jo Ashburner Farr , CEO of Swansea based social enterprise ROOF was once homeless herself. She saw a need for specialist sleeping bags which are slash proof, fireproof, waterproof, and can withstand temperatures of -20 degrees.

Jo will even be hiring homeless people to make the sleeping bags, which feature a special layer to protect organs of the wearer. Working with Gower College, she's helping people living on the streets get on an apprenticeship - which is the first of its kind in Wales.

She tells The Wave and Swansea Sound about the set of circumstances which led to her becoming homeless herself.

 

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