Shed­ding a light on home­less­ness

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

THE re­cent story you pub­lished about Mr Rusaeck’s strug­gles with home­less­ness should hope­fully help elim­i­nate some of the ig­no­rance and mis­con­cep­tions! Not ev­ery­one ends up home­less due to al­co­hol or drug prob­lems as some end up in this po­si­tion due to life’s mis­for­tunes such as be­reave­ment, ill­ness, re­dun­dancy.

Some like him are vic­tims of vi­o­lent crimes leav­ing them with phys­i­cal or emo­tional dam­age which is also why some of our ex-ser­vice­men and women end up on the streets when they leave the forces and some sim­ply can’t af­ford their bills/rent on low wages.

That’s why it’s good there are char­i­ties like Ac­ton Home­less Con­cern which helps to pro­vide es­sen­tial items and ser­vices to help them start to move on with their lives.

MISS TERESA CAMP­BELL Fairdale Gar­dens Hayes

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