The world of the homeless seems a far stretch from yours - but in some ways it is quite near. For any of us, being made redundant, the death of a loved one or a severe mental or physical condition could be the route to total despair. These are the tragedies that have happened to many homeless people, but sometimes we let myths and misunderstandings about homelessness get in the way of solving the problem.
So, what is the best way to help?
If you see a rough sleeper in your local area, you can call the charity StreetLink on 0300 500 0914. StreetLink processes information about rough sleepers and refers them to suitable agencies who can help them to get rehabilitated.
For more information about StreetLink and local homeless charities, click here.
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My name is Alex Murray. I am passionate about what goes on in and around Walsall. I hope you find my blog to be interesting and thought provoking. Please feel free to give me your feedback.