Pro­vide tan­gi­ble sup­port to home­less

Southern Telegraph - - OPINION - Arthur Gal­letly Rock­ing­ham

Re the Sound Tele­graph front page ar­ti­cle (’Bush dwellers told to move’, 10/4) with 17 home­less peo­ple be­ing evicted from bush­land. It co­in­cides with the com­ple­tion of the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of Rail­way Ter­race. With all the new benches, I be­lieve Rail­way Ter­race will be­come a habi­tat for the dis­placed home­less.

Wouldn’t some of the money have been bet­ter spent on the home­less than on the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion? It’s not go­ing to look great when the dis­placed home­less move in with benches ev­ery­where to sleep on and a wa­ter foun­tain.

Coun­cil needs to ac­tu­ally spend money on the home­less is­sue. It’s not go­ing to go away. Al­lo­cate some land and pro­vide ac­tual ser­vices.

A wel­fare ad­vo­cate can’t do much with­out sup­port.

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