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What is your first thought when you see a homeless person? Is it sadness? Repulsion? Annoyance? Did they choose this life or was it thrust upon them? Do you avert your gaze and pretend they don’t exist when you walk by thinking “what a bloody eyesore I wish someone would move them on”? I don’t want the PC answer here, I want your first instinctive reaction when you see a homeless person before your humanity intervenes... Or, perhaps you are completely unaware of the ever increasing problem of ho...
On June 28th at approximately 6.30pm, I’ll be joining a bunch of influential kiwis at the annual Lifewise Big Sleepout. We’ll be homeless for the night in a determined effort to bring critical attention and funding to this solvable issue.The truth is, for many of us we can only imagine what it must be like to live homeless. To be socially isolated, without the security of a house/job/ support system and unsure of how you will meet your most basic of needs... the word ‘tough’ doesn’t seem to cut ...