On my 18th we went to London to party. We had come out of this top resturant and were heading to a club. This young girl must have been 18 had ran away from home because her step dad sexually abused her and her younger sister. Anyway, she didnt ask for money she just asked if we were having a good night.
We chatted to her whilst waiting for a cab and I was shocked that her local council would not support or help her unless she moved back in the house and then raised the issue. I mean WTF? They wont help her unless she goes back into the house with a guy that beats her and sexually abuses her? What kind of system is that?
The other thing I was appalled about is how much it costs to stay in a shelter for the night. Due to overcrowding they started to charge people at a rate of ?7.50 a night. Thats ALOT when you have nothing. Its as out of reach as 75 million.
I totally agree there treacle. I mean what are people supposed to do to be entitled to a half decent life, a roof over their heads and watmth for their bones? Continue to be abused, starved, assaulted?? It seems this country is more obsessed with war than peace. Care more for the fatcats and bigwigs, and less about the people that genuinely need the help that is supposed to be there for them. Sorry to moan peeps but this really gets up my back ffs