The past few days have been cold! If you live in London you know that we don’t usually experience this kind of cold weather.
When you walk by a homeless person, try practising a little empathy.
Many times, I walk down a road, and think ah it’s freezing, cannot wait to get home and get warm, make a cup of tea, or run a hot bath! For some people, don’t have somewhere warmer to go.
It might take you a few minutes extra in your journey, but you can just to pop by a café and grab a hot drink.
A hot drink might cost you a couple of pounds, sometimes cheaper, and could make such a difference to that one person.
Many people have a stigma about the homeless. They are scared of them, or that they are on the streets for a reason, but no one should be cold.
Although homelessness isn’t necessarily easy to over-come and perhaps you may feel like, well if all I can give is a hot drink, or some food, but it makes a difference.
All it takes is empathy! Understanding the position/situation someone else is in and really imagining what it’s like.
Within 8 years, 1,731 deaths in England alone were recorded. These are just the reported deaths and the people found.
Socks and many other things are good to give out or donate to a centre. Instead of taking old coats to a charity shop give it the homeless.
You can find more at this websitse: Crisis.org