we live in the cuntry, we hardly ever go in to the city, but today I did, its not too far away about 35 mins away
I was sooooooooooooooooooooo upset to see so many youngsters homeless, one boy must have been only 16 to 17 yrs of age, it broke my heart to see this young lad huddled up in a doorway with just a blanket for warmth.
what a start to life have these kids got.heartbreaing to see whats happening to our world. it should be a start of exciting things at their age,the whole world in front of them, not that start. so many youngsters today homless.
I do see homless people but not so many youngsters homless as I did today
is anyone else seeing more youngsters homless living on the streets, or was it just me today?
Last Edit: May 18, 2015 22:55:59 GMT 1 by VeronicaF
It's very hard for youngsters to get accommodation if they are unable to live with their family. We often have students who are thrown out of home and the only way to get somewhere (apart from a friend's sofa) appears to be charities. They can claim virtually nothing now it seems.
Post by companymagic on May 27, 2015 16:53:28 GMT 1
It is very sad isn't it. I live in the country (ish) and hardly venture onto town if I can help it. It's so hard for youngsters if they fall on hard times. I don't have any answers just your not alone to be sadden by the state of the world x x
So very sad. I used to foster older girls. Well, it was a steppingstone between leaving care and living independently. When I started in 1996 I received an allowance of around £23 per week which barely covered expenses. There was no pay. As I worked full time at a responsible job I couldn't take on very disruptive girls but some did have quite severe emotional problems. I didn't have that many youngsters over the years as each tended to stay with me for quite a while. When thet reached 18 social services would try to get them to leave but I refused and said they would leave when they were ready, not just because they reached the age of majority - 18 is too young in my view!! I did not receive any allowance then and told my youngsters it was now up to them to pay me. My last girl stayed with me from 17 to 25!! OK, she lived with friends for short periods but returned when she realised it was not an easy option! She is now 27 with a baby girl and her own rented flat. She is a wonderful Mum and I am now known as Granny Liz <3
I wish that similar schemes were more effective across the land. It is not easy but so worthwhile. I gave up a few years ago when I was caring for my Mum who had Alzheimers. She became Granny Ledsham to my foster daughter who was heartbroken when she died. My niece and nephew, who are older than her, never forget her at Christmas and she joins us when possible for family get togethers. It has made a huge difference to her life and that has made me happy, too!