Category Homelessness

John Greensmith

Having arranged an interview with John Greensmith we were not entirely sure what to expect when we arrived at the Highcross Shopping Centre armed with just a mobile phone and lots of enthusiasm. All that we knew about John Greensmith… Continue Reading →

Slackers

Walking through the City Centre of Leicester there were sleeping bags and duvets everywhere. Lots of them in lots of different places, in front of shops and on street corners. The homeless crisis appears to accelerate at an unprecedented pace…. Continue Reading →

Saray Mangal

When we spotted an article in the Leicester Mercury that the ‘Saray Mangal‘ restaurant on Highfield Street was holding a free Christmas dinner for the homeless on Christmas Day we knew there was a story to be told and that… Continue Reading →

The Bridge

Walking to Leicester Uni for my SCONUL library application I bumped into a coffee making milk float as part of a Christmas market in front of the University library, amongst other stalls and attractions. The float, a former milk delivery… Continue Reading →

Bushby Lions

Today we took part in the annual ‘Santa Charity Collection’ of the Bushby Lions Club in Leicester. Members had arranged for a Santa sledge which was pulled through the streets by a car playing Christmas songs. We were given highly… Continue Reading →

Homeless Film Festival

The Doc Media Centre screened the film ‘Street Blues‘ which follows Alex, a homeless person, in his struggle through a miserable existence on the streets of Germany. He became homeless after a failed relationship, sleeping on benches and otherwise. At… Continue Reading →

Homelessness

Last week we conducted an informal inquiry or small survey into how people feel when they see a homeless person sitting on the street or in a doorway. Likewise, we wanted to find out how a homeless person feels when… Continue Reading →

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