PUBLISHED: 06:52 12 August 2019 Charlotte McLaughlin Depaul UK has helped 63,000 perople since 1989. Picture: Pexels. Archant A homelessness charity for young people is appealing for hosts from Hatfield to Royston. Depaul UK, which has taken over the service from Herts Young Homeless, says hosts must be willing to take in a young person at risk of homelessness for one night at a time. You may also want to watch: Noreen Gilhespy, Depaul's Nightstop co-ordinator for Hertfordshire, said: "As a volunteer-led service, we depend on the volunteer hosts who provide a home for young people. I would encourage anyone who wants to make a real difference to someone's life to get in touch. "Similarly, any schools, youth centres, or council services working with young people who could be at risk should get in touch if they want to find out more about our services. It's an exciting time and we want to build as many relationships as possible."To find out more about … [Read more...] about Have you got a spare bed for a young homeless person?
A woman was shoved onto the Paris Metro tracks by a homeless person in an apparent random act of violence. The shocking incident occurred as the Line 12 train was pulling into Saint-Lazare station on Wednesday afternoon. As the woman lay on the tracks members of the public waiting on the platform managed to signal to the driver, who was able to slam the brakes on and bring the train to a stop just in time. Thanks to their quick actions, the victim was left unhurt by the incident. The homeless woman who had pushed her was detained by several witnesses before being questioned by police officers. She was then taken into police custody on suspicion of attempted murder. It is not clear what provoked her to push the woman onto the tracks. A similar incident took place in 2014, when a homeless man pushed a woman onto the Metro tracks on line 6. The woman in this case was also left shaken but unhurt. But, in a case that shocked France, a man was jailed for fatally pushing a woman down … [Read more...] about Woman pushed onto Paris Metro tracks by homeless person
Two days into the New Year in 2018, Dirk Cordtz stepped out into Nevada Avenue a couple blocks from the homeless shelter where he apparently had spent the past few nights.Moments later, he lay pinned and dying beneath a Ford SUV — the first traffic fatality in what would become the deadliest year ever on Colorado Springs' streets.Forty-eight people died on roadways across the city in 2018 — most of them drivers and passengers, and some of them bicyclists. But it was the unusually high number of pedestrians — several of whom were homeless — that was so alarming, police investigators say. Eight of the 13 pedestrians fatally struck by vehicles on Colorado Springs' streets last year were homeless — more than twice as many as the previous two years combined. Colorado Springs News Pedestrian killed on North Academy Boulevard is second Colorado Springs traffic fatality this year Jakob Rodgers There's been no letup in the first month of 2019. On Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mean streets: Unusually high number of pedestrians, mostly homeless, killed in 2018
Published 2:52 pm PST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, photograph, Liz and Dave Schulze pose for a portrait outside of Horeshoe Donuts next to the area that William, a homeless man that the couple befriended, used to sleep in Monument, Colo. The Schulze's helped feed, house and clothe William and finally arranged for him to be flown to Orlando, Fla., to live with his brother. (Kelsey Brunner/The Gazette via AP) less In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, photograph, Liz and Dave Schulze pose for a portrait outside of Horeshoe Donuts next to the area that William, a homeless man that the couple befriended, used to sleep in ... more Photo: Kelsey Brunner, AP Photo: Kelsey Brunner, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, … [Read more...] about Sisters help Monument homeless man reunite with family
Michael McHugh, Press Association 16 January, 2019 01:00 Homeless people are 20 times more likely to die from drug misuse, health authorities in Northern Ireland said.A new nursing campaign has been launched to tackle their plight.Northern Ireland's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Charlotte McArdle, pledged to focus on health inequalities.She said: "Homelessness is one of the biggest scourges of our time and I have made tackling it one of my key priorities for the Nursing Now Campaign."We know a homeless person is 20 times more likely to die from drugs and 50 times more likely to have hepatitis."Statistics like that should never be acceptable."The Nursing Now campaign will also focus on the future role of nurses and midwives, men in nursing, early intervention, and transforming education for nurses.It is a three-year global awareness drive run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organisation.Professor McArdle said: "To ensure a bright … [Read more...] about North’s homeless ’20 times more likely to die from drugs’