The Vagrancy Act of 1866 – by Sheryle

The Vagrancy Act of 1866 makes it a criminal offence to beg or to be homeless on the streets of England and Wales. The law was passed in the summer of 1824 (197 years ago) and it was originally intended to deal with a situation far from the reality of street homelessness in the present…

‘Come round to my pad, I mean pod’ by Anne

‘Come Round to my Pad, I mean Pod’ I noticed an article about pod housing for London homeless people in Timeout. My immediate thought was how inadequate is that! Nowhere near enough and why shove people into something so small and temporary when there’s so many empty properties. That said I’m not on the streets. A…

‘Why I volunteer’ Miles.

I’ve recently been asked about how my volunteering started, why I started, what’s it’s brought to me and others, and how I’ve re found myself as a human again,  after living a number of years in chaos. I can answer these points with one word – CONNECTING! I’ve volunteered in the past, sometimes through work or with community events…

‘The Unresolved Anxiety of Phone Consultations’ by Steve

Following a conversation last week with natural story teller Steve, he talks about the sense of achievement generated by face to face G.P appointments that you don’t get from phone consultations. In fact phone consultations leave you with a gnawing sense of anxiety that remains unresolved, snowballing from one appointment to the next. He sees…

‘The Anxieties over Vaccine Passports’ by Anon.

Vaccine passport? Considering that I have had both jabs already I thought a vaccine passport could be handy for traveling to Europe. It seemed rather discriminatory at first as not everyone can or wants to have the jab and some just were not offered both jabs yet, but it seemed promising at first. The thing…