24 December, 2005

homeless alone?

The newspapers and tv seem to be concentrating on families that are in temporary accomodation even that figure seems to be on the low side but no one ever says the words single homeless people of which the esitmate is higher than the governments. Which is what most homeless charities are saying. If i have said this once i'll say it again. If you are single and homeless you are automatically at a disadvantage because you are single and not seen as piority. Should your choice to be single be held against you? The figures on homelessness i know are wrong and as many people say, this government are trying to hoodwink us. and as they try to convince us that they are right. Homeless people still suffer.
I have been asked what can be done? There are a number of things one is to help homeless people fit back into society. The other is to devise a way of getting an accurate count and not having the count when the homeless are actually having one night in a church rolling shelter. Until then i personally think we will always see a short fall in government figures and if we are alway getting the number wrong then we will always see homelessness..

2 comments:

womble said...

Wishing you all the best, Jamie, for a peaceful, happy and healthy Xmas and New Year.

Marian said...

Oh God Jaimie you so right... I havent had time to read u for a while,ut when I do so I feel less alone. working in a drop in day centre we face the same frustrating numbers each year...