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A speech directed to politicians about The Problem of Homelessness

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A speech directed to politicians about The Problem of Homelessness Today, we are faced with an increasing problem in society - homelessness. When we walk down the street, we find many people sleeping rough, living a life with drugs and alcohol as their only comfort. We are all united in tackling this dilemma that forces local authorities in Britain to take responsibility for housing 110,790 homeless households and in London, 28,610. I alone cannot do it, which is why I need your help to set up bed and breakfasts, detox centres, charities and some solace for these people. It is our duty to help our nation bring itself up to scratch; it is our duty to help each other. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". ...read more.

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One of them was a nineteen-year-old called Francis - he wasn't that sure of his age, just like many other things in his life. His teeth were rotting so badly there were just black shards of them left and he smelled of old faeces and sweat. His own mother had introduced him to drugs when he was just a fifteen-year-old and then dumped him and his brother in a graveyard, leaving him to fend for himself and his brother instead of going to school or going out with friends and leading the life of a normal teenager. Now, three years after his mother abandoned him, he is totally addicted to heroin. He is always looking for a �10 bag. He is always alone. Another case was Douggie Gray. ...read more.

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interest, a little bit of our time, a little bit of help, what a massive difference it would make to these peoples' lives. The depressing thing is that about 25% of the people on the streets are aged eighteen to twenty-five. 25% of these people are young and able to study to find jobs, to start careers and new lives, but just don't have the opportunity for this. We can give them that chance, we are able to give it to them; we can open up opportunities for a new clean, healthy life away from the drugs and alcohol that surround them. I am sure that most of us have children of our own, and we wish the best for our children so why don't we try and give other children the love that we give to ours, the love their parents never gave them. Stephanie Bartlett ...read more.

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