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Wash ’n’ go

December 02 2014
Brisbane's homeless people have a new mobile laundry

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.