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Homeless at Fifteen – Chapter 2 available soon

Chapter two of Lauren’s story is due for publication on my blog this coming  Friday 12 January.

This story is something I have been wanting to write for the last two or three years. It is loosely based on fact and when I heard about it I found it truly touching story where a teenager is homeless through no fault of her own. How fine the line is to where our lives lead us. I have fictionalised the characters and the location as this was originally set in the USA but was something that could happen anywhere. And, it’s a sad thing that with greater numbers now homeless since the 1960’s here in the UK. This was another reason I felt passionate and wanted to get this down in words as it seemed to me that in a city such as London where there are so many billionaires how can we have such a high number of homeless and people visiting food banks to survive.


Join Lauren in her journey from a homelife that provided limited chances, danger and risk of abuse. To an alternative option of life sleeping rough on the street. And, Lauren desperately trying to hold on to any good in her world.

Click To Read Lauren’s Story – Online Novel



More people in the UK today live in poverty compared to the 1950’s

We now have in the year 2017 more people in the UK living in poverty than in the 1950’s.

Living standard for those on low incomes in the UK is pretty poor and there is over 20% of the population, compared to just below 2% in the 1950’s, in this position. That is a number of around 13 million people and this number has been increasing year on year for the last seven years.

Closely linked to this is the increase in the numbers of homeless or rough sleepers, now living in London and other cities throughout the UK. In a city that boasts over 50 billionaires with a combined wealth of £200 billion it feels a social injustice there should be such extreme diversity.

The number of food banks and people using them continues to increase in tandem with these trends. There are many reasons for homelessness and when living on the poverty line and with no safety net in the case a sudden need for money to use for some unforeseen circumstance can push a family or individual into this situation.


Whatever your political view it is the facts that unless this issue is addressed it will only get worse. When there are those with so much it is surely morally and unjustifiably wrong to have such poverty and homelessness within our towns and cities.