April 17, 2017

Excerpt from James Hopkirk's blog: Lambeth: Living with the cuts:
 

Last month I spent a night at a winter homeless shelter in Wandsworth, run by the charity Glass Door. I wanted to understand why rough sleeping in England has risen so relentlessly since 2010 – up 16% last year and 30% the year before. I talked to guests, staff and volunteers about the disparate problems that had brought people there, the Government cutbacks that are making the situation worse, and what life on the streets of South London is really like…

 

Ben preps volunteers

Night Shelter Manager Ben (left) briefs some of the volunteers at the start of the evening. Volunteers cook, serve the food and eat with the guests.

Read the rest of James' blog, including profiles and photos of Peter, James, Ben and others who share a spot in the shelter with the author....