eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:Something that made me quite pensive walking through BM this morning - a young lady buying a box of Turkish delight, maybe to share with her colleagues, some workers having breakfast at Maria’s Market Café… and an elderly man going through the green rubbish bins, looking for food. Normally I would have offered to buy him a sandwich or something, but I am a bit skint myself at the mo, which for a moment made me think: how close is one really these days to ending up in a situation like that?
Glibson wrote:That's why I sometimes offer food or coffee to homeless people - for a slightly selfish reason as well: I hope it will provide good karma if I ever end up in a similar situation.Recommend volunteering at Crisis and chatting to some of the people- I found that there are many reasons for homelessness, some of which, but not all have been mentioned.
By getting involved I gained an understanding of the saying 'there by the grace of God go I'. Brought to mind a guy last year on a nearby estate whose wife died, then he was made redundant, then his flat was repossessed and he ended up sleeping in his car.
Only needs the right combination of life disasters and it can happen to anyone.
My fear is that homelessness will increase again now that more people are losing their jobs etc.
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