Sometimes Invisible People Win…

images53Sometime just sometimes the invisible can get the right result, and by that I mean the homeless, of which there are several categories, Sleeping Rough,Hidden,Runaways, Escaping Domestic Violence, Relationship Break ups.

images44Well today Shelter with the intervention of Crisis won a landmark case on how local councils are defining vulnerability whilst homeless, this is especially good news for single people like myself, who are amongst the thousands of homeless in the UK, who because they don’t fit the  very narrow criteria for even temporary emergency housing.

Homelessness is a huge problem in the UK and with local councils budgets fully stretched and simply not enough affordable housing available many slip through the cracks, and become invisible, as the quality of their lives, mental health are eroded by a system not designed to help in any meaningful way.

You can read my story here

I don’t know how quickly the changes will take to funnel through to local councils, but for me there is more than a glimmer of hope that not only will I not be turned away with little or no advice, but will be listened to, and my status considered alongside those that have a more pressing need to housing( as stated in the first paragraph), it will also mean that I can challenge them more directly, so that they might even take notes and I won’t have to just rely on charitable agencies, who will also have to follow the new guidelines.

Mostly it means that in time there can now begin a process, that can remove people from the hell that is homelessness, and people like myself can now come in from the edges of society and be part of the community, for many this means having a future, and with that brings a sense of belonging, pride, confidence, self-esteem.images72

About therabbitholez

I returned to this blog in September 2014, after a 2 year absence, due to depressive illness and homelessness. This journey charts the rocky road to recovery and my feelings about it, and getting a home together after losing everything, this too has been a rocky rocky, both things connected on many levels, but separate at the same time. If you want to know more please read my blog:) and comment on any blog you like I enjoy the interaction, and belong to a great community on here. Thanks for reading.:)
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6 Responses to Sometimes Invisible People Win…

  1. Gale Wright says:

    A change to the system itself–that is very good news!

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  2. Cat says:

    Single people get the raw end of the deal on housing and benefits. This is very good news indeed! I hope it helps you in the not too distant future.

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