The Upside: Homes for the homeless, equal pay - and a clean up in paradise

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Week two of our series examined solutions for community breakdown and the gender pay gap

Some of the most significant challenges that we are interested in exploring in this series are community breakdown, gender discrimination and protecting the environment. This week, Guardian journalists ventured around the world to report on initiatives tackling all three.

Libby Brooks reported from Scotland on “radical” plans to offer permanent housing to even the most entrenched rough sleepers with mental health or addiction problems. Social Bite’s project “works on the assumption that people make most progress when based in a stable home rather than a hostel or shared temporary accommodation,” Brooks wrote.

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