Wish you could be home for Christmas?

The Big Issue

How does the saying go – You’re only one payday away from being homeless?

Well there are a lot more people without paydays now and the safety nets will soon be withdrawn as the Government tries to claw back money to pay off it’s debts.

So when you’re out doing that last bit of Christmas shopping look around you at the people who are sleeping rough.

Don’t assume they want to be there or that it couldn’t happen to you.  If you don’t want to give them money because you think it will be spent on drink or drugs why not buy an extra coffee and sandwich from that cafe you go in and give it to someone who needs it.

And whatever you do, if you see a Big Issue seller, buy a copy. These guys are trying to get themselves together (and it’s a good read too), as the tag line says it’s “a hand up, not a hand out”.



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