We would all like to take this time in thanking everyone for all your overwhelming comments and support. As you would have read, that Simon have given all the details involved and proof concerning the elderly man who was evicted from his home by a private landlady, which is very true. As Simon has all the proof as he was witness to the eviction. We have endeavored to answer mostly some comments, with the huge amount of comments running into thousands. Which we did not expect at all. As we are Not Journalists at all, we are ordinary disabled activists campaigning on the grassroots, telling it as it is in our back streets so to speak and getting the word out where it matters! We get hundreds of emails a day from the sick, disabled, vulnerable in dispare asking for help. As this happens each and every day and the mainstream media refuses to report, as the media in most forms are Torified. But, many of you say Cameron is not to blame, we beg to differ, as it was Cameron, IDS, Osbourne who indeed set in place that the landlords can do what they wish, and cam charge what they like, no matter to the tenant, whether they be sick, disabled, elderly, vulnerable, low paid etc…and they don’t give A’TOS.
There are 70+ sick, disabled, terminally ill, unemployed, vulnerable people who die each day! Which drop through the safety nets. They have be pushed into suicide as not way out as there money has been cut, with no money for food, no heating, no care, housing benefit caps and bedroom tax, due to the governments crul welfare cuts, specifically aimed at the sick, disabled, poor, vulnerable society right across this country, and Simon says right under your noses and in your back streets and back yards. This is why Simon wrote his article. As it is Simon and his amazing team who go out each and every day giving hot meals to the homeless in Norwich, where the elderly man was found homeless after being thrown out of his home. But we all know the story, and the full details as we were all given. Thankfully the man is re-homed by his local council, and The People’s Picnic who work with the homeless each day in the Norwich area, they will be in contact with his and no doubt there will be any further updates if need in The People’s Picnic group on Facebook.
I am in constant communication with Simon and the team. We posted the first update earlier, after many comments and tweets. Bless you and thank you. Many of you have asked for further details we will get them out as we are given wh8ch Simon Farrow has done so many times within most of the comments.
This was the first update we posted earlier November 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm
I have just been in The People’s Picnic and there is an update there on the elderly gentleman as told by another homeless person. Apparently he was kept in 8ver night in a police cell. Then sent to the local council offices where they found him a room! Although we are worried and very concerned that he will turn up again out again out in this horrendous cold weather looking for food.TO BE CONTINUED…
This original article below was written by Simon Farrow (The Peoples Picnic) Who do excellent work for the homeless and vulnerable bless you and thank for all you hard work. Keep up the good work.
Bless you and thank you Simon for writing the article to be shared which needed to be shared I haven’t stopped crying as my heart called out for this poor guy being treated in this barbaric way, being an ex-carer on ward for many years in the NHS caring and looking after people. Never in all my years in the caring Profession have I come across this, in this day and age the 21st Century which is despicable and unacceptable. I have written your response to post as quoted by your kind self and stand in Solidarity with you and you you do.
I will be checking in with Simon for any further updates…
We as a Nation together should stand to together against Austerity and be ready to help others who need our help. And as neighbours to our elderly, poor, sick, disabled and vulnerable this can happen to anyone young or old, and is happening each and every day as 70 sick, disabled, unemployed and homeless are pushed into dire poverty and onto the streets or suicide. But when it comes to ours “Elders” this has got to be stopped now.
Original Article written by Simon Farrow 23/11/2013.
So fucking angry right now!!! As some of you may know I spare some of my time on a Tuesday to help out a good cause The peoples Picnic who provide a warm meal for those who are homeless or in need all out of their own pockets and some donations of food. Well over the weeks I have seen a mixture of people turn up for support, yes some have drink, drug and mental health issues, but for many they are purely a victim of circumstance. There have been mothers turn up because they can’t afford to put a hot meal on the table, and more and more lately I have been seeing old people turn up, some are homeless, some of them have homes but have old school ethics and pay their extortionate bills before buying themselves food!! What the fuck is this country / government coming to when tonight I see a man well into his 80’s, homeless because he is a victim of rising rent prices which the council wouldn’t meet, and so got behind and has been evicted onto the street by unscrupulous landlords [who for doing that should be named and shamed] , he was found by another homeless person scavenging through bins for food, with nothing but the close on his back, soaked to the bone, not even a coat..This poor man was so skinny and frail he really looked on deaths door. One of the other homeless people gave up their hot meal so he could have it, and offered to share their doorstep and blankets with him!!! Why is this government not looking after its own first before the needs of foreign refugee’s and victims of natural disasters in foreign countries, yes I feel sorry for these peoples plights, but surely it must be a case of looking after our own first!! This man probably fought in the war for this country, and here he is discarded by society and swept under the mat!!! Something really needs to be done…but what? please share this post so people can see what is going on right under their noses in their own backyards.
By Simon Farrow (The People’s Picnic) 23/11/2013