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Survival Tips

Home Sweet Homeless. By KylaBorg (Home sweet homeless) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">CC BY 2.0</a>], via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGraffiti_in_Shoreditch%2C_London_-_Pure_Evil%2C_Home_sweet_homeless_(12926472354).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>

Home Sweet Homeless. By KylaBorg (Home sweet homeless) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Surviving on the streets of London is tough, it´s a tough city at the best of times just living normally, but if you are living on the streets it can be an especially hostile place especially in winter. The good news is this hardship can be reduced significantly if you have the right attitude, right psychology, look after yourself Continue reading Survival Tips

Help and Advice

Homeless and asking for help in Covent Garden Central London. By Allan Warren (Own work) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0">CC BY-SA 3.0</a> or <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html">GFDL</a>], via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AImage1-54_Allan_Warren.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>

Homeless and asking for help in Covent Garden Central London. By Allan Warren (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

What help is available that is free for homeless people either new or the more long term. Local Government has special departments that deal with the homeless at no charge and can advise on what are your best options, Charities are also a good option and can advise and place you in some sort of shelter, sometimes it can take time but rest assured they will try to help. Citizens Advice Bureau

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Shelter

Homeless people take shelter under Waterloo Bridge in Central London.By <a href="http://www.cgpgrey.com">GBP Grey </a> [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">CC BY 2.0</a>], via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHomeless_in_Waterloo_(4888527878).jpg">Wikimedia Commons

Homeless people take shelter under Waterloo Bridge in Central London.By GBP Grey [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

For those who are new to being homeless or living rough the good news is there is bewildering range of free accommodation in Central and Greater London provided by Churches, Charities and other Religious Organisations and via Local Government. These can include day and night shelters, hostels, church overnight stays and many more options. Some are Continue reading Shelter

Food

Coffee and a song for the homeless on Trafalgar Square. Photo: Homeless Kitchen by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/">Garry Knight</a>  Creative Commons <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">Attribution 2.0 Generic</a>  Photo <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/15779823714/in/photolist-yo5YZa-D6QjNL-8WmzKu-q3pHQ7-dB1vYu-7Y267Y-FwCkk5">Link 

Coffee and a song for the homeless on Trafalgar Square. Photo: Homeless Kitchen by Garry Knight  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic  Photo Link

Many people who become homeless for the first time will initially wonder where their next meal will be coming from and have images of rummaging through waste bins in their mind. The goods news is you will soon come to realise especially in London there are many cheap and even free options for food whilst living rough on the streets. It´s just knowing where to look and having the right contacts. Soup Runs, Soup Kitchens, Charities that provide free food, Religious Organisations and Churches all provide a good hot meal for little or absolutely Continue reading Food

Raising Awareness

Homeless person getting some sleep outside Charing Cross station, Central London. By Allan Warren (Own work) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>  or <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html">GFDL</a> ], via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AImage1-63_Allan_Warren.JPG">Wikimedia Commons

Homeless person getting some sleep outside Charing Cross station, Central London. By Allan Warren (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0  or GFDL ], via Wikimedia Commons

London Homeless is about raising awareness about homeless people in London and helping those that are homeless to help themselves. The website is founded, owned and written by somebody that has been homeless for a number of years and has survived to tell the tale. Been there and got the T Shirt you could say. Many people Continue reading Raising Awareness