Essay on Homelessness

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Homelessness After studying the topic 'Homelessness' I have discovered that being homeless does not just mean you do not have a house to live in, it could mean that someone does not have a secure and well established home. Maybe that someone doesn't feel like they have a loving family and would be better off else. Before studying this topic I also did not realize some of the many reasons why people live on the streets. I always thought stereotypically that homeless people were either drug abusers or just didn't earn money so therefore couldn't afford a home. I discovered by studying this topic that it is …show more content…
Not only would they almost be helpless to stop what was going on but who would they have to turn to? The loneliness these people must suffer from is probably the worst thing overall. Worse than being cold, and sat in the dark. If they were cold and sat in the dark with someone to talk to they probably wouldn't even notice they were cold and in the dark. Imagining having nobody to talk to or turn to with problems is just unthinkable.

During our Drama lessons we were told to go home and sit outside our houses on then concrete ground for up to half an hour. I attempted this for just 15 minutes before I gave up and went back inside. I had the choice to stay outside or go back inside into the warmth of my house. Homeless people don't have that choice. Their home is on the streets. Whilst sitting on the concrete ground I began to realise how unpleasant it must be to be sat on bitter concrete for hours on end. The numbness they must feel would be incredibly hard to handle. After just 15 minutes outside, in a thin coat also I was already frozen throughout my body. My fingers were numb and my teeth started to chatter. A night on the streets for me would be my worst nightmare.

At the beginning of the assessment period the class read a newspaper article about a 14-year-old boy called Chris who ran away from home
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