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Wash ’n’ go

December 3rd 2014

A mobile laundry service has been launched in Brisbane, Australia, to give local homeless people free access to washing and drying facilities.

The Orange Sky mobile laundry van contains two 10kg washers and dryers, which allow the team to get 20kg of washing done every hour.

Co-founder Lucas Patchett said they hope to achieve three things: "Restore respect, raise health standards and reduce strain on resources”.

The group behind the service currently follows food vans so service users can have their clothes cleaned while they eat, and they have linked up with some homeless shelters that don’t have their own laundry facilities.

The hope is eventually to expand the pilot project right across the country.


December 2014



Rough sleeping Catch 22

Upfront: Legal challenge

Mind the gap

A homeless dog’s life

Getting back in touch

Homelessness ‘kills young’

Homeless journeys

Strikers reach a deal

No Shelter for offensive comedian

Glasgow charity faces cuts

Hostel murder suspect arrested

Residents ‘evicted by Christmas’

Wash ’n’ go

One in 30 US children have been homeless

Pope raffles gifts for charity

A different kind of brew

Birds in the sky

Ho ho ho...

Heartbreak Hotel, episode 2


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