Jess Hurd

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Posts Tagged ‘Homeless’

Army Veteran and Homeless

Spencer, army veteran, 1st Battalion Coldstream Gards, 8 months homeless and begging for money around Tower Bridge, London.

Birmingham Homeless Epidemic

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Birmingham is suffering a “homeless epidemic”. Charity organisations are trying to bridge the gap. As-suffa Institute, an Islamic voluntary community organisation, part of the Birmingham Food Drive, provides a hot meal (biryani) and a friendly environment for homeless and vunerable people.

Birmingham City Centre.

Featured image: Homeless transvestite with a jammy dodger biscuit provided by the Homeless Outreach project run by the As-Suffa Institute. Valentines Day.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Images available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk

Soup Kitchen Evicted

Love Activist protesters try to defend a soup kitchen offering hot food to the homeless opposite RBS Bank where they were evicted by Westminster Council on Christmas Day. Police and council bailiffs forcibly evict the activists. London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Images available to licence from www.reportdigital.co.uk

 

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E15 Mothers

 

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The Focus E15 Mothers are a group of vulnerable young mums who were threatened with eviction and rehousing outside London by Newham Council.

They won their fight to be rehoused, albeit in sub standard, overpriced, private London accommodation and are now are fighting for the issue of social housing versus gentrification.

The women and their supporters have occupied a small block of abandoned flats on the Carpenters Lane estate. It is shadowed by the Stratford Olympic site and glitzy glass blocks, that tower out of the rent reach of the original local population.

People seem very happy with the new residents, who have breathed life back into the boarded up houses. The mood was pretty jubilant, despite defeat in the court the Mothers campaign will see the opening up of up to 40 previously abandoned houses.

See my Guardian commissioned piece here:

The Focus E15 protests – in pictures | Cities | The Guardian

See Jason N. Parkinson’s Guardian video here:

London’s housing crisis: the story of the Focus E15 mums – video

 

A Future That Works

Ian, a homeless man selling the Big Issue in front of the slogan “A Future that Works” at TUC Congress 2012 Brighton.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

Homeless London

Paul (52) is homeless after a breakdown following his divorce. He has been issued a court order restricting him from begging in his usual patch near Tower Bridge, Tower Hamlets, East London.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 


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