Street Homelessness

written by Coralie Oddy a.k.a ElSkief

I find homelessness a difficult issue. What should you do if someone asks you for change on the street? What could lead to a more lasting change for that person?

Living in London, homelessness is a problem I observe on a daily basis, and an issue I’ve struggled with. I feel intensely that homeless people require help and should not be ignored, but acknowledge that my small change is unlikely to make a long term difference in that person’s life.

But that doesn’t stop me passing a person begging on the street in the rain without a sense of guilt and regret.

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