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Do I matter by Nathan Thomas Jones

Yes you do.

Homelessness in the UK has risen 169% since 2011*. That’s the estimate, but most homeless charities think the real number is far higher. The number of working people who are homeless is also sky rocketing. Inadequate provision for social care, is a major cause (Universal Credit system failure for example), and the current political mood that a home is a privilege, not a right. It is now normal for people to be referred to a food bank, because UC cannot help them. That is a point of total failure of care. That is a huge failure of the UC system.

How did we get to this? Let’s change it.

*https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/25/rough-sleeper-numbers-in-england-rise-for-seventh-year-running

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