Is it just my impression or the number of homeless people in Harringay/Green Lanes is going up by the day? Last night I counted about 7 people on the way from Homebase to the Post Office. And they weren't even the usual faces I see all the time.
I am wondering if the number of homeless people has increased everywhere in London or just in this neighbourhood?
Yes, agreed. It's a subsidy to the landlord instead.
I said I wasn't taking sides. Nor did I assume your circumstances - I stated mine as the example.
I did not buy a council house.
You don't have a 24hr McDonald's either where you can kip for 30 minutes in the warm before being moved on.
From a radio programme I heard, a few years ago the people who ran St Martin in the Fields shelter were wondering what to do with all the space they had, since homelessness had fallen so dramatically. Then came a Tory government and we are back where we were in the 80s, with people sleeping in doorways and under bridges. I think it's clear where the blame lies.
For those interested in this issue the latest evidence in a government enquiry on homelessness has just been published on the parliamentary website.
Many thanks, HoL Site Admin.
I note from my initial glance at the evidence that the best way to prevent homelessness is by having better data and through homelessness prevention. I'm glad to see our MPs given expert advice.