I have been trying to support a homeless man for a few years in my community; I buy him things and give him money for a warm drink where possible. He lives in a derelict garage, his face reflective of 15 years from the cold, his clothes sewn on for warmth, he has MH issues. I searched for him last Christmas Eve with hot soup and dry clothes.
He was a manager in London and worked in France, he regaled a story of going to a private school with his name embroidered on his uniform, and he speaks fondly of growing up and his youth.
Today it’s minus 5 and I have not seen him for a few days, he has specific routines and my daughter gave him some money and stopped for a chat about four days ago.
The reality of living on the street is shocking; I am supporting him in what he wants to do.
Any ideas ?
His name is Alan.
Take care. John