As incredulous as this may seem in the sixth richest country on earth that is at present boasting about the increase in economic growth, this Christmas 90,000 children in Britain will be homeless.
It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas or not the point is the shocking numbers of homeless children and of course their families who are homeless not only at Christmas but all year round.
Christmas or any time the point is that no one should be homeless, shelter is a basic human need and in my opinion a basic human right. Providing housing for people should not be a matter for charity, it is up to governments to provide people with decent homes according to their need.
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Tens of thousands of people every year become homeless and are forced to sleep on the streets.
I was once one of them and endured 3 years of sleeping rough to escape long term abuse but there are so many other reasons why people find themselves isolated, vulnerable and scared with no-one to turn to.
This is a national scandal in the 21st century so I’m seeking a national study and allocation of funds to identify and help those currently in need but also to prevent homelessness being seen and chosen as the only alternative.
Please sign the petition so men, women and children no longer have to go through this ordeal.
Homeless at Christmas – one family’s experience of living in a B&B | Shelter
While 90,000 children face homelessness this Christmas the well off in Hampstead are organising a “humanitarian” protest against the Labour Party’s proposal to levy a mansion tax! Unbelievable!
Never mind the 600,000 extra children living in absolute poverty since the Coalition came to power, has anyone considered how the hard-pressed residents of NW3 will cope if a Mansion Tax is imposed by Ed Balls?
Millionaires Threaten Protest March If They Have To Pay A Little Bit Of Tax
It’s time the more privileged in our society paid more to support those who are less well off rather than quibble over paying their due share.
Not only is our government not providing housing they are actively making people homeless as a result of austerity measures, measures it seems that only apply to the general population as they themselves with their 10 percent rise, and the rich, with an increase in wealth for the UK’s richest 1000 of £35 billion last year , are exempt.
Since 2008 the super rich have seen their wealth double.
Child poverty levels in UK mapped out by new research
One in two children in most deprived areas live below poverty line, while 2.3 million are classified as in relative poverty:
“Homelessness isn’t an accident. It’s the result of a brutal economic system and conscious state policy.”
The above is from an article about homeless in the USA yet this also applies here in the UK:
#OpSafeWinter: UK Anonymous battle austerity with homeless campaign:
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The increase in homelessness and poverty evidenced by the rise in food banks as a result of vicious welfare reforms, low wages and zero hours are considered by many myself included as crimes against humanity, violations of human rights. If you agree please sigh the following petition:
Charge David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith for crimes against Humanity
Shelter a charity for homeless people are running a campaign which you can support.
Homelessness is a problem worldwide of course and western countries such as the USA are no exception
In the USA 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013