World Homeless Action Movement...World Homeless Action Month...World Homeless Action Day 10 10
By The Pilion Trust Ltd | Friday, October 19, 2012, 04:05
The World Homeless Action Movement is a global network of small/ medium organisations working at grassroots level to alleviate homelessness in all its many guises.
Crash Pad Poster October 2012
This October 2012 is the launch year of World Homeless Action Month which incorporates World Homeless Action Day 10 10 / World Mental Health Day 10 10.
Two of the main themes WHAM are challenging stereotypes of homelessness and and the mobilising cry of #"MoreThanWords"
Raising awareness that anyone anywhere at anytime can become homeless through no fault of their own....you loss your job; your relationship breaks down; someone dies ...the list is endless of the circumstances the end result of which is you are left homeless.
It is estimated that globally there are around 2.2billion people who are homeless.
In Islington The Pilion Trust's ECO Enhanced Community Outreach team struggle to support as many people as they can off of the streets and back putting their lives together. This is achieved one person at a time. This is no mean feat with budget cuts and dwindling partnership services; but in life one has to face the reality of their situation and battle on regardless and so that it what your Islington outreach team do.
So spare a thought for your Islington ECO Outreach team this winter who will be out in all weathers trying to support the homeless people in your borough. Also spare a thought for the people who unfortunately find themselves homeless in your borough and thank whomever you proay to that it is not you. Because living on the street is a dangerous and scary place where you may be robbed or assaulted while you try to sleep...... So this and every October please remember to be thankful that you still have a home.