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  • you know, on on a personal level.

  • Um, about a year ago, we had an experience here with the Spitalfields crypt.

  • Trust on DWI ended up cooking Thanksgiving dinner for about 100 homeless people in my whole team got together and my wife cooked the turkeys.

  • And it was an interesting experience because for the first time, Steve, I got to really see first hand what it's like on what these people are like.

  • And I think a lot of people might be surprised to learn that some of these people, you know, were one or two paychecks, you know, from being housed to being homeless.

  • And there was also a lot happening here, from childhood trauma to mental health, to drug addiction.

  • And homelessness wasn't always something that I think people understand.

  • And that's why I'm really glad you're here today.

  • I think a lot of people also don't understand that there's homelessness, and then they're sleeping rough on the streets, and that's only a small percentage of those people.

  • But it's still an issue that everyone faces, and it was a real eye opener for me and my staff, and it was an emotional day, and we really connected with a lot of people there and gave them this American Thanksgiving spirit.

  • But it also showed me that there's, you know, there's a person behind the face on the street and I think sometimes we way forget that we forget that there they have a story just like you and me.

  • And a lot of times they could be back on their feet if they just had the right resource.

  • Is so uh curious about your thoughts on that, Steve.

  • And did I get insights that that were that were right or were there more things that I need to see?

  • You've summed it up incredibly well.

  • I've been with someone goes since July and I like you some time with our clients as way call.

  • We call those that we provide support.

  • Thio in that range of experience for those individuals is incredible.

  • You're actually right.

  • There are some for whom it is just about home.

  • An affordable home.

  • Circumstances may have meant that they're unemployed.

  • They were super surfing and have been kicked out.

  • They've ended up on the street and have nowhere to go.

  • And then for others.

  • Indeed, it may be personal trauma personal experience.

  • It may be domestic abuse.

  • It may be alcohol, drug misuse issues, complex health issues.

  • All of those factors act upon different people in different ways.

  • On DSO when I joined among those, I took some time early on to go out on the streets to do an outreach session with our outreach workers to talk thio individuals to find out their stories on their stories were personal.

  • Each and every story is a person story, and I think you've summed it up really well.

  • Understanding that person sleeping rough is a person.

  • It is sleeping, Ralph.

  • We're very careful to talk about rough sleeping as being asleep, not a trade around.

  • For some, it's only a couple of paychecks away from rough.

  • Sleeping is absolutely correct.

  • In some instances, we are truly mindful of that.

  • So our work is about supporting those who are on the streets supporting those who are rough sleeping.

  • But as you said, then moving them through, hopefully to rebuild their lives in some instances, just about dusting off.

  • In some other instances, it's about long term advice and support got them rebuild their lives that once again they can live independently and successfully.

  • Yeah, that's a really good way to sum it up, Steve.

  • And I like how you use the word clients.

  • That's, uh, languages, everything you know.

  • And if you have the right language, it it gets people in the right perspectives s I appreciate you saying that.

  • It Yeah, it was interesting to see also, Yeah, the struggle with addiction.

  • And I've I've struggled with addiction in the past, and it was a state that I was in that at the time was really hard to get out of, but I did.

  • And now I'm able to be productive, and I see that with a lot of these people.

  • But when you're sleeping rough on the streets, you know, a lot of times it's really hard to get out of that because there's not much to look forward to.

  • There's no stability.

  • You can't have a job if you don't have an address.

  • And it seems like this downward spiral.

  • And yet that could be your aunt.

  • That could be your former next door neighbor.

  • That could be the postman.

  • You know, um, and I talked to people that were literally there was two paychecks they lost, and there they were, um, so it was like you said, real stories and real people.

  • Yes, a great entirely.

  • And, um, you've described what we dio 3000 clients we work with every night, almost 33 thousands last year.

  • Our outreach team are out there having the patient conversations because for some, it's actually difficult to talk about state.

  • But some, actually, it's really, really tough.

  • Thio acknowledge that something has caused that person to be in a position where they're unable Thio effectively support themselves.

  • Um, our average team.

  • This is not just among those.

  • So Mom Goes is one of a number of homelessness charities that operate across England and and UK that provide advice and support for accommodation for the many homeless people in, Thomason says It is families as well across the country, and it is about that humanity.

  • It's about that conversation.

  • Recognizing that individuals are individuals, a person has a story.

  • Help my house, my my wife while stop my wife's house.

you know, on on a personal level.

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FACES OF THE STREET: Why We Want To Clarify Sleeping Rough Is A State & Not A Trait - Steve Douglas

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