• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

Another homeless person has been found dead on the streets of Milton Keynes

cpuusage

cpuusage

ACCOUNT CLOSED
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
37,648
Location
Planet Lunatic Asylum
Another homeless person has been found dead on the streets of Milton Keynes

Another homeless person has been found dead on the streets of Milton Keynes - Scisco Media

"A homeless man has been found dead in his tent in Milton Keynes. He is the third homeless person to die on the city’s streets since the start of the year. In just the last three years Milton Keynes has seen homelessness rise by an astonishing 237%.

Following news of the death, Milton Keynes People’s Assembly has called an emergency meeting, and released the following statement:

“As the weather gets worse it’s inevitable there will be more suffering in the streets. The likelihood of more deaths increases every day. No human being deserves to suffer and die alone in a tent. Many homeless people have complex needs and the lack of safety, security and warmth that most of us take for granted only makes these issues worse. Anyone who says housing homeless people isn’t the solution can’t be taken seriously. People deserve decent homes and the support they need to live happy, healthy lives. We live in a town where there are more empty buildings than homeless people.”

The tragic death of Jimmy Owen, a popular character who was well-known locally, has led to a demand for the council to take urgent and meaningful action to tackle the problem of people facing the prospect of sleeping rough over the coming winter months."
 
Nikita

Nikita

ACCOUNT CLOSED
Joined
Jun 20, 2015
Messages
4,931
I live in Milton Keynes,it is miles to anywhere unless you have a car,lots of roads without pavements,tree lined and you have to walk to get to main centres,if you are homeless,tired,hungry and stuck on a road instead of near the shops etc there is nowhere to go and no one to help,it gets nasty and hopeless.I imagine it is the scariest,coldest,most harsh of conditions,I dread to think anyone is stuck outdoors in the winter,but if as you say homelessness here is 237 % that is appalling!
 
P

Pixieb34

Well-known member
Joined
May 5, 2016
Messages
208
Location
England
This is so sad, and will become more common due to benefit cuts. I may well be being paranoid, but I feel like tv is doing propaganda about renters who are on benefits. I keep seeing bits of programmes where an innocent wonderful, landlord finds evil benefit claiming tenants have ruined their property. I know these cases are real, but making so much telly about it gives the impression you can't trust anyone on benefits, so landlords refuse them as tenants. In my area some poor guy was sleeping in a tent in the woodland end of a park, busybodies complained and he got told he can't sleep there. Now he's in danger from rough drunks, while sleeping in the town centre. I went to sit down in a bus shelter while on a long evening walk, a guy was asleep on the floor of it with just a bin bag over him, it was freezing. I was shocked and just walked off, as I felt like I'd intruded on him. Wish I'd left him some food now. I know someone with kids who lives in a rented house which is crap and full of damp, their landlord is charging loads for it. Their needs to be a cap on what landlords can charge, not on housing benefit.
 
Funnyday

Funnyday

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 15, 2016
Messages
572
I use to live in Milton Keynes for a while. A more depressing place I've yet to find. It can be a very isolating place to live. Its a collection of estates with dual carraigeways.
 
Top