Katherine, Bryan, Camille and I had a really good outreach session on the Strand tonight. We met 28 year old Harry who became a rough sleeper after his release from prison, and talked a bit about how he might possibly get out of his current situation. One of the things we touched on was employability. Without an official address, a photo ID and resources to job hunt etc, finding a job is a really difficult endeavour for many rough sleepers like him. This article sums up some of the difficulties homeless people face in job searching: http://kylyssa.hubpages.com/…/why-homeless-people-dont-just…

Here’s some info that you can share with the rough sleepers you meet, if appropriate: http://www.mungosbroadway.org.uk/…/employment_and_training_…

St Mungo’s has really great employability programmes teaching skills like gardening, painting and decorating etc (see the orange sidebar on the left of the page). Also, this is a really useful place to learn about homelessness and homeless rights and services: http://england.shelter.org.uk/…/homele…/whats_your_situation

We’ll be following up with Harry on the job search endeavour and will share any updates (:

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