Category Archives: Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2017

‘Homelessness caused me pain, stress and anger’ – video

When Rafal Senk moved to the UK he found people more accepting of his sexuality than in his native Poland. However, his profound deafness meant he was unable to get the right support from councils and soon became homeless. With the help of one of the charities supported by the Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal , Rafal was able to begin rebuilding his life

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‘I slept in a hospital toilet’: the UK’s hidden youth homelessness crisis – video

Young people who become homeless often find themselves in a chain of misfortune, forced into unsafe situations with little help from the state. Thomas Korpiela, Ann O’Shea, Kirk Rogers and Brookemorgan Henry-Rennie share their experiences of dealing with mental health issues  and surviving on the streets. They describe how the charities Depaul and Centrepoint helped them get their lives back on track 

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