How would you react?

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What image comes to mind when you think of the homeless?

Lazy, down-and-outs, alcoholics?

For most people, homelessness is not the major issue. It is a consequence of an array of triggers, different for each person. It could be alcohol or drug dependency, mental or physical health problems, family breakdown, debt, offending, poor language skills, or a combination of factors.

Changing their way of life is hugely difficult for people who have found themselves in a downward spiral of problems and generally now lack the confidence to deal with them.

The link below shows a social experiment involving people’s attitudes towards the homeless – although the film uses actors the reactions from the public are real and may shock and inspire you in equal measures…

The question is – how would you react?

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