Guardian on Homelessness

The UK is struggling with homelessness. Its actually an old struggle, but one that we in the West have failed to tackle in any meaningful manner. Our avarice, our values, our hubris, in thinking that homelessness happens to other people, all of them are things we need to jettison in coming to terms with the problem.

Homelessness is not a problem. Homelessness is many problems woven together into a human calamity and a social catastrophe: lack of housing; lack of jobs; lack of money; lack of social support; lack of mental health care; but above all, lack of compassion where it matters.

The homeless aren’t ‘negative impacts’ – they are living victims of policy | Ally Fogg | Comment is free |


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