Monthly Archives: May 2017
Emily*, came to our Glass Door church-based shelters in central London after sleeping under doorways in the area for months. She regularly sought out public baths, and made sure to keep tidy as best she could. A casual observer would never guess she was homeless; only her large backpack gave her away.
She had been a live-in nanny, but when the relationship soured, she wasn’t able to find a job as soon as she expected, and her savings quickly ran out... read more
I won’t be the first to say that we are facing challenging times. With two, rather contentious referendums down and perhaps another to go, we find ourselves in the midst of Brexit uncertainty and unsure who to trust. More people than ever are finding themselves in need of food banks, there are scores of homeless people sleeping in our shop doorways, and we don’t know who to blame for this everlasting austerity – is it ‘benefit scroungers’, ‘the hordes of refugees taking over our country’, or the ‘soaring elderly population’????.. read more