Tag Archives: homelessness

Where Now? #short story #homelessness

I almost walked past. You do, don’t you? But I said, ‘Is that you, James? James Simcox?’ He lifted his head, like a weight was attached. There was something in his eyes – or maybe something missing – that made … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Season

I’m not a religious or especially spiritual man. So the meaning of Christmas or the winter solstice celebrations might, you’d perhaps think, be lost on me. But it has becoming an increasingly important time of year for me. I think … Continue reading

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If you’d bear with me…

… I want to ask a favour of each of you. I love London, a sprawling mismatch of a city with everything good and bad about it that you will find anywhere people, lots of people, live cheek by jowl. … Continue reading

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A Crisis this Christmas

I have talked before about Crisis, the charity formed in the 1960s to supply help at Christmas to London’s homeless community. It was on the back of many high profile campaigns including the amazing TV film Cathy Come Home that … Continue reading

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