34comments Share Tweet Share Pin it Share Stumble Email HomeNational/InternationalFive things you may not know about homelessness – BBC News Five things you may not know about homelessness – BBC News National/International By admin Hugo Sugg, a former tough sleeper tells us what he thinks the general public ought to know about homelessness. We additionally spoke to Carla Ecola of The Outside Project … source Recommended For You Court Proceedings Against Major Gagoi Completed, Reduction In Seniority To Be Faced admin admin Write For Us Related Posts Navigating The ‘Bihari’ Tag In Cinema & Arts | State Of States – Bihar admin Life from a sex-slave to a business woman (BBC Hindi) admin 34 Comments Wayne Lund Many homeless people have chosen to live the way they do. They don't seek jobs, only welfare. Reply December 18, 2018 Joe Bloger if 50% of the licence fee was given up homeless sorted, some old do as i say etc Reply December 18, 2018 John Johnson We should also talk about the rise of the pigeon folks. People give food to these pigeon folks and they keep coming back expecting free food, you can always find them around universities because university students like feeding these pigeon folks. Reply December 18, 2018 john david Homophobia transphobia what the fuck is she on about. Reply December 18, 2018 Paul Gibbons If you give them a home you think they would go out an pay bills an be regular Joe's ? – millions want to come here because it's easier to make a living here than alot of places in the world. There is no easy solution. Most of these people are running away from a problem an they have burnt bridges with family. Our housing market is appalling and does make the game difficult.This as got nothing to do with been straight or queer. What even attached such triviality to this major issues. If you sleeping on the streets your sexuality issues should be the last thing on yer mind. Reply December 18, 2018 An_ Idiot Right, what really pisses me off about this is the fact that it doesn't solve anything. It's all well and good spending money making a crap video of some dick telling us he likes his tea without milk, when actually the money could go and help those that are homeless. Those who are drug addicts have no support, you are arrested if they are caught with illegal substances. A woman who I know is addicted to heroin, on the street and pregnant. That woman was given a room by the council but she couldn't keep it because she was still an addict so she could not go to the hospital to have her pregnancy check-ups. How about we provide stable rooms for the homeless instead of making shit videos. To solve the crisis, what needs to happen is the homeless are provided with a room and a job working alongside the council. As well as being treated for their addiction. Not judged for it, not arrested for it but given help to get out of the cycle. No one asks to be homeless and there is no point in blaiming immigrants on the crisis either (for many are perfectly good hard working individuals). The start of this was prejudice, viewing people as less than but now we have to solve it. The people that are homeless can work, so why can't we let them boost our economy (even if it is only slightly) and then hopefully use some of the money earnt to go back in to making sure people do not have to sleep rough any more. Reply December 18, 2018 Chris Newton Apparently there's about 10% of the population of every country, that can't manage. They'll never have the ability for one reason or another to be a roaring success at life, or even a just a normal success at life. 10% of us are psychopaths, and they don't have any sympathy or feelings for anyone. So the rest of us need to accept the facts and support them all their lives. Yes, some will definitely say "Oh, that's not fair" Well of course it's not fair. They're right. But we have no sensible alternative and let's face it, if we can afford as a country to give away billions every single year to total strangers, who don't even like us very much we should at least help our own citizens who do need help Could someone explain why we borrow over 10 billion pounds every year, so we can give it away. And then telling our own people we don't have any money. The Government can print money legally. What's the problem ? Look at Mark Blyth's video "Austerity the history of a dangerous idea" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuHSQXxsjM Kind regards & Happy Christmas to you all – Chris Reply December 18, 2018 chris don You have to champion transsexual homeless(.03-.07 of the population), lgbt homeless (10% of the population), and totally ignored that 86% of the homeless population is MALE, mainly because all, and i mean ALL, forms of social assistance go to women first and men as an afterthought. Does the BBC really think the world can't see the blatant and disgusting anti-male bias in all their social commentary just because they try to cover it with paper thin mask of faux empathy for 'approved victims' while totally ignoring the majority of those really suffering? Why do UK citizens fund the BBC expression of such morally bankrupt idiocy? Reply December 18, 2018 Jay Jay dont pay your tv tax or you're encouraging them, they are perverts trying to corrupt our children and psyche. stand up to these people by boycotting the BBC, they do not care about anyone.REPLY Reply December 18, 2018 LokiV The actor! Hugo Sugg comes across as a ungrateful arrogant prick if you don't like what people donate to you give it to someone else A beggar can't be chooser ?? Reply December 18, 2018 boimackhead 1. Ask before donating food Because diddums most homeless people are also – conveniently – lactose intolerant too. Complete bullshit, this is just his way of trying to say don't offer us food, offer us money instead so we can buy the food (booze, fags and drugs) ourselves. Reply December 18, 2018 Robert Kaminski ? Losing a private tenancy isn't a cause lol that's the process of becoming homeless. The cause is usually they spent all their money on drugs and couldnt pay for their private tenancy Reply December 18, 2018 Monarchist 18 Instead of our Government spending millions on foreign aid so India can fund its space program and dictators equip their armies, we should spend British money on our homeless Reply December 18, 2018 Hey There It's great that you guys take some time to talk about the LGBT community. They do face their own set of challenges. Nonetheless, I also reckon that if you are going to discuss the gender variable, you might want to look at the bic picture and comment on the fact that men are also overrepresented – when speaking about homelessness. Reply December 18, 2018 Black dragon Kalameet We shouldnt help anyone. If the homeless cannot survive without support then they deserve to die. Reply December 18, 2018 3101010 The LgbtqrsT++RrAA community lol I get a kick out of how everything is about how those poor poor marginalised Gay people have it so tuff.If you notice the homeless mother or homeless man didn't need to tell you what sexual preferences they have, They just are people with a housing need. But not the LGBTQRSP44AA group its all about who's fisting who in the ass to them. Reply December 18, 2018 Solder Joe Five things you may not know BBC really thinks about homelessness1. BBC couldn't give a shit if they have a job unless they are brown or have a vagina.2. Poverty hurts women worst.3. Homeless woman are the real victims4. Think of the children. Please ignore that its employed adults that are needed to keep children housed.5. As soon as the homeless child turns 18 Fuck'em they are just an morally deficient lazy adult. Reply December 18, 2018 Coeus 2.0 Funny how the BBC are keen to point out sexuality in homelessness but not race in crime, religion in terror …. anyone would think they were trying to dumb us down and think in a certain way …. We are not to take race, or religion into account when we are getting killed and undermined as a culture by a violent and threatening fifth column but when we are giving charity remember to be extra sensitive toward the LGBTQ community …. I see people not trendy PC labels BBC and so should you …… Reply December 18, 2018 TheCausation It's caused by usurious banking practises and a Ponzi scheme of a financial system? Reply December 18, 2018 BATTLE ROYALE FORTNITE STREAMERS HIGHLIGHTS Beggars can't be choosets Reply December 18, 2018 UndergroundPuppy The guy at the start pissed me off Reply December 18, 2018 Yama Kazoo I know what will fix the housing crisis….. millions and million more immigrants!! Reply December 18, 2018 goofed86 I'm leaving the UK next year as the government is a complete joke! Moving to Finland as the UK is pretty much on it's last legs. Reply December 18, 2018 I am zombie when you can spend 3.5 billion on a clock but can't find enough money to help the homeless the something wrong with Society Reply December 18, 2018 Elizabeth Francis Yet they spent billions on an aircraft carrier that leaks – way to go Reply December 18, 2018 Honky Tonk True. dont give them things they dont need. best to give them cash. Reply December 18, 2018 Dan Bee We're all strapped by austere invoked 'representitives'. Time reluctant to never slow because the evolutionary exemption of work load supposed leaders force onto human beings. Theres never even time for the public to engage together over these subjects, to express the global solutions. Such a disconnected world as we all worship a retirement package when we're too old and too tired to enjoy. Reply December 18, 2018 Strawberry 93 I live in the UK and if there was even a chance of me and my family being made homeless, the council would make us a top priority for housing. What people need to understand is that many people choose to be homeless. The UK isn’t a third world country, it doesn’t benefit from homeless people on the street. There are charities, councils and organisations working to get people off the street but it seems that most have addiction problems that prevents them keeping a stable job and/or want to rebel against the very system that tries to help them. The system will not change to suit them, they need to change to fit the system. Reply December 18, 2018 Lennie Godber The BBC just can't pass up an opportunity to bring homophobia/transphobia into any shit they produceI presume they will also mention with as much gusto that the vast majority of the homeless are men? Or don't they count because they aren't a minority? Reply December 18, 2018 Valken LGBT bring hate to themselves. They hate and abuse others, I'm a victim. Reply December 18, 2018 Crusader Army left-wing r become the loyal Dog's of islamist terrorist they sell there country to Terrorists…. Reply December 18, 2018 The day approaches How did so much of this end up being about 'homophobia and 'transphobia' . What kind of support are homeless homosexuals and lesbians etc wanting from the public in order to become the only minority group mentioned in a homelessness video? Do they want the public to visit those places and call them out for more attention. Was that an advert to remind other homeless straight people not to forget to relate to those who they might suspect of being in the LGBTQ community when they are in the queue for the lunch or sharing a dorm. Or was it just another opportunity to perpetuate a socialist view of society as victims and perpetrators? Who is actually going around writing stats to see how many of the patrons are gay, straight and otherwise. Why didn't they just say that men are over represented? That's a real measurable stat. Why don't they say that people under 35 are over represented? That's a real measurable stat! I don't get it! Reply December 18, 2018 Michael Black We badly need to deport millions of migrants, third worlders and Muslims in order to make room for these British homeless. This is a tragedy and the government needs to act swiftly to help them. Reply December 18, 2018 BBCfakenews Five things the BBC may not know about British society –1. We do not need instructions from members of the latest minority victim groups to tell us how they should be treated.2. We have imported millions and millions of immigrants intro our society over the last decade.3. These millions of immigrants are mostly low-skilled people who are largely dependent on social housing.4. Social housing – much of it paid for by the tax payer – is also provided for millions of people who deliberately chose to make themselves virtually unemployable by cynically exploiting their own religious beliefs.5. By and large people in the UK need to work to pay the rent or stay at home and breed like rabbits so the welfare system will pay the rent for them. Reply December 18, 2018 Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.