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Dear Mr Blair, regarding the homeless

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129, high street, Cymmer, Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF39 9EU 1st January 2004 Mr Tony Blair, Prime minister, The House of Commons, London, SW 1A 2DG. Dear Mr Blair, I am writing in order to bring to your attention the harrowing numbers of young homeless people being practically pushed out onto the life on the streets. In my opinion with your help I feel that the figures can and will be dramatically decreased and better help will be provided all around. Im sure that somebody in your position would not be oblivious to the rough numbers of homeless people on the streets, but I also understand that facts and figures must be part of your daily routine so it cant be as easy to remember in detail, I can tell you that 40% of homeless people are under eighteen years of age! In 2000 in England, there were 172,760 households accepted as homeless. ...read more.

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Abuse, relationship breakdowns, mortgages, debt, pressure, stress, loss of income and sexual abuse are just a few of the many motives for people to leave home, none of them are impossible to overcome. Leaving an abusive background to go and live on the streets is just as bad, young people living on the streets face depression, serious illnesses, poverty, prostitution and mental, physical and sexual abuse. Death rates during the winter months are the worst; can you imagine being on your own over the festive season? Nobody to share Christmas or new years with, no presents or feasts? I know I and many others could never begin to understand such a cruel fate yet you can help change this, by building more shelters, giving more money towards benefits, changing the laws about homelessness, encouraging open mindedness about employing people who are homeless and better training schemes for school leavers, by doing this the numbers would drop and self pity would give way to hope and confidence. ...read more.

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I wish I could tell people how I feel, I here mothers shout at their children 'Don't give that dirty lazy good for nothing money, he's probably got a nice car parked round the corner and a huge home really' It upsets me to think I have no real existence anymore, if I die nobody will know" How can that statement be ignored? Surely anybody with a heart couldn't. So I ask of you, have a heart; don't dismiss homelessness as being less of a priority than other problems that face our modern society, technology has advanced greatly, please help to advance peoples opinions. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this letter, I understand that you must get a lot of letters demanding changes, I demand nothing, I just pray that you think about the people you would help. Thanks again, Yours sincerely, Laura Obradovic ...read more.

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