He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: 29th April 2018

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER

On the street it’s every man for himself, right?

Well, no. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Gruff kindness and quiet comradeship between the homeless men and women is something we often observe.

We thought we would share some of the things we’ve witnessed in a series of weekly posts. Here’s the fifth…..

Simon has been homeless for years. Self-contained, clever, argumentative, grumpy – we love him! Andrew is young, autistic, withdrawn, very vulnerable.
It has taken us a lot of time and effort to gain the trust of each man. We’ve done it though and this is how we know that Simon quietly looks out for Andrew 24/7.

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Small moments, easily missed but proving that life can take literally everything from you – except your humanity.

*both names changed.

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: 20th April 2018

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER

On the street it’s every man for himself, right?

Well, no. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Gruff kindness and quiet comradeship between the homeless men and women is something we often observe.

We thought we would share some of the things we’ve witnessed in a series of weekly posts. Here’s the fourth…

…when a young, pregnant woman came over dizzy and sick one night as she walked home, three street sleepers were on it. They carefully sat her down, wiped her forehead, got her water and fussed over her like three midwives. She got a telling off for wearing such high heels and advice about eating more low carb snacks. All men, all a bit intimidating to walk past normally. All fathers in another life…

Small moments, easily missed but proving that life can take literally everything from you – except your humanity.

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: 5th April 2018

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER

On the street it’s every man for himself, right?

Well, no. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Gruff kindness and quiet comradeship between the homeless men and women is something we often observe.

We thought we would share some of the things we’ve witnessed in a series of weekly posts. Here’s the third…..

….when one of the guys finally got his benefits sorted out, he wanted to treat his street friends. Not with booze and cigarettes: with a donation to us of orange juice, bananas, bacon and milk…

Small moments, easily missed but proving that life can take literally everything from you – except your humanity.

*some names changed for safeguarding

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: 29th March 2018

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER

On the street it’s every man for himself, right?

Well, no. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Gruff kindness and quiet comradeship between the homeless men and women is something we often observe.

We thought we would share some of the things we’ve witnessed in a series of weekly posts. Here’s the second…..

….many of the street sleepers working together, as a team and without fuss, to keep an eye on one of the dogs whose owner is vulnerable at the moment. They know he needs his dog and they do their best to help….

Small moments, easily missed but proving that life can take literally everything from you – except your humanity…

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: 21st March 2018

On the street it’s every man for himself, right?

Well, no. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Gruff kindness and quiet comradeship between the homeless men and women is something we often observe.

We thought we would share with you some of the street kindness that we’ve witnessed in a series of weekly posts. Here’s the first…

…the day Gary gently eased off Dave’s shoes to check his feet then, shocked and upset at their condition, half carried him to the bus to go to hospital….

Small moments, easily missed, which prove that life can take literally everything from you – except your humanity.

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*names may be changed for safeguarding