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homeless man
Started by: PeterP (7219) Report abuse
Tomplum there is a story in the Manc Even News about a homeless man, is this the man you see around Poolstock

Posted by: tomplum (5310)  Report abuse
I don't know, there are 1000's of homeless the man at Poolstock is
Kevin who's lived in the woods for 12 years,,

Posted by: tomplum (5310)  Report abuse
I found it, no its another ex soldier
Anthony , I don't understand it, Today is remembrance Sunday, The Royals,Church,Government and public honour our soldiers who never came back But, they are less generous with the living heros who live without a roof because of personal circumstances,

Posted by: tomplum (5310)  Report abuse
some homeless are pretend homeless, The beg on the streets in doorways then go home to their flat/house, This is Kevins Home, its got the biggest back garden in Wigan

Posted by: baker boy (14972) Report abuse
do you think he should be taken into care.

Posted by: tomplum (5310)  Report abuse
BB, No just given a flat to go when its cold and wet, He won't go in a hostel,

Posted by: firefox (134) Report abuse
Having worked in the housing industry, I have seen first hand how former homeless adjust to living in accomodation, and it isn't good. The longer the homeles state, the harder the transition.

You are quite right, Tomplum, the 'homeless' seen on the streets of Wigan are, in the majority, beggars who have homes to go to.

Posted by: tomplum (5310)  Report abuse
Yes Firefox, I understand, Kevin himself will admit that he would continue living in the woods because he likes it there but, It would be nice to go somewhere in the extreme weather and dry his clothes, wash and keep dry and warm,

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3816) Report abuse
Firefox, your last statement is correct but there are some people on here who won't have it, they conflate beggers with the homeless.

Posted by: chatty (7083)  Report abuse
A clown with zero credibility who is beyond contempt!

Posted by: chatty (7083)  Report abuse
..there are some people on here who won't have it, they conflate beggers with the homeless.

On Saturday you was telling me I'd 'staged it'.

At least your inconsistences are consistent.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3816) Report abuse
Didn't take long did it

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (460)  Report abuse
It took longer than I thought, spangles.
I thought you would have replied quicker than what you did to the post

Been busy with your camera?

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3816) Report abuse

Posted by: ashtonman01 (143) Report abuse
I despise when people bash homeless people on the opinion that they won't help themselves or have no reason to be homeless and are just drug addicts etc. Not necessarily the case. There is a huge rise in people on the streets, and this is partly due to people losing their jobs and their homes. Yet, the banks are being bailed out, the Royal family are living in sheer luxury and contributing absolutely nothing to society other than receiving the money directly from the tax paying public to fund their lifestyles and homes. At the same time, money is being siphoned off to nefarious activities that we are not privy to, or being wasted on things we don't need (ie a new bus station). public services are being cut because governments are having to pay back all the national debts that the countries are having to owe back to the central banks, with interest.


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