This is Mark.
He was outside Tesco a short while ago. As I went in I asked if I could get him anything. He politely said: 'Thank you. No'. Once back out of the shop I sat and had a chat about his circumstances which are miserable.
He is seemingly neither a boozer or drug user and was happy to talk.
The only thing I could do was give him the money for an hotel room and the fare to get him there. As my only source of income is my sickness benefit this is no small amount. I am meeting him tomorrow to see how we can get him into some kind of home.
I am sick and tired of doing the things that RBKC are supposedly here for. Happy Xmas.
Some good news for me is that I have been reembursed by a local initiative that I am part of which asks tourists and instagrammers to make a donation to help local homeless. RBKC are happy to endorse this initiative in their recently made video:
You can also read about this on the RBKC website HERE
In essence RBKC are promoting an initiative which exists purely to perform a service that the local authority is failing in. Is this irony?
I shall try to add to this on a regular basis.