22 September, 2006
I am always thinking about the effects of government decisions especially when it comes to homelessness, There seems to be a marked rise in homelessness amongst the black and Asian community. This government say that on any one night in Britain there are only a small number of people sleeping rough but due to the influx of people from eastern countries the number has risen sharply but it's not all down to this. The number of actual homeless people has been steadily rising over the last few years even though the government had made great strides to eradicate the problem but how can you get rid of a problem the is in fact ages old. Some people think that by giving homeless people a roof over their head it is enough. The question now being asked is what about the people that have been housed in temporary accommodation. The fact that there is a large number of people with health and social problems is a worrying fact. Is the way forward learning and skills? My question is even after going through the process of learning what steps can be taken to rid people of the obvious stigma that still follows them around? This weekend I hope to talk to MPs and find out what they think of the problems faced by homeless people. The fact that becoming homeless can happen to anyone is another worry imagine going through a black hole with no end in site. It's only then you can get an insight into the problems that surround homelessness.