The UK Homeless and Lending a Helping Hand
Some may feel that they are not responsible for the homeless in the UK. Afterall those that are able to pay their taxes. They expect that the Government should use a portion of this to rectify the homelessness problem. However, the problem exists. There is still much that an individual person can do to make life a little easier for the homless person even through a single gesture.
Offer a Hot Meal
You may be reluctant to offer the homeless person you have come across
some money. However, a hot meal would go a long way in helping them. Many of the homeless during the day will sit on the busier streets. No doubt there will be a take-out restaurant nearby. It wouldn’t take much to pop into one of these and maybe pick up an order of fish and chips.
It wouldn’t hurt to carry some contact numbers on you. These could be numbers of organizations in the area that could be of assistance. It may be a number for authorities to call if there is a specific issue that that homeless individual is having. Or perhaps a telephone number for a shelter nearby. Many of the people on the streets may already be aware of these, but there just may be some that are new and would welcome this information.
If you have some extra warm hats, mitts, or coats at home, why not take these out and try to spot a homeless person that might benefit from them. Chances are you won’t have to go too far before you find someone that is in need and will be most grateful.