An old sign in a Village near to us….. it is not the original of course but one restored, replaced and repainted.
Listening yesterday to our News Reports on the homeless, just one of many over the past months, I thought of the above sign. The language may have changed but the intentions are just the same…… move on – then we can conveniently forget you.
In 2021, we here in the UK have many more people homeless. Some say it is there own fault….. but with wages not keeping pace with inflation, with too many folk on re-negotiated contracts, many now on so called zero hours deals, the odds are stacked against so many. Add on a cost of housing that has made buying a house totally out of reach of the young, then Rents now so high, as being a Landlord is our current big financial industry, it is no surprise that life is tough. Then of course we have Covid and lockdowns which just made a bad situation worse. Access to health care has become harder for many. Add a suicide rate that has increased, much of the deaths reported directly relate to the daily issues many can no longer manage. It is a shameful picture.
Big announcements on policy by our PM – “We are creating a high skill, high pay economy”. Sounds good. But no real new initiatives to solve an existing problem that is getting worse.
Thankfully we do have Charities that try to help, but funds are slim for a big task…. a task that in 2021 shouldn’t be getting bigger.
Nothing changes… apart from a problem that just gets bigger.
Lets think about everyone and now it is more important than ever to…
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2021