Homelessness can affect anyone. But thanks to the handy work of the Riverside Lions Club, those experiencing times of hardship won't have to go without a regular shower or clean clothes.
For the past few months the club has been building a mobile amenities unit that includes a shower, washing machine, dryer, toilet, a vanity unit and laundry tub.
Club president John Oldenhof said the unit would be made available to existing services already operating in Launceston, to help those who need it most.
"Our Lions Club were advised by another charity group that the homeless in the Launceston area had nowhere to go to have a regular shower and wash and dry their clothes," he said.
"It is our belief that if a person has the facilities to present themselves in a clean and tidy manner it will probably lead to them having the confidence to improve their lifestyle going forward."
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The club have been working on the project throughout the coronavirus pandemic, acquiring the materials needed and working in small groups to construct the unit from the ground up.
Paid for by the club, with support from the Tasmanian Community Grants Fund, the unit was officially unveiled on Wednesday with Premier Peter Gutwein acknowledging it as a great asset for the community.
"The view I took early on when we first realised COVID was going to be a challenge was that we had to look after every single person in our community," he said.
"We have to do everything we possibly can and I think this initiative, which will help people who are affected by homelessness ... I just think it's fantastic."