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Manchester Street Kitchen.
« on: 11:18:48, 18/02/23 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-64678932?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA


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A homeless man who is living in a shelter and gets food from a street kitchen has said without those hot meals he would starve.

Volunteers from organisation, Street Treats, hand out free meals in Manchester city centre every Thursday.

They help about 100 people a week with food and clothes but need donations to help them continue.

A woman from Moston said she was "struggling" and the meals were "so helpful".

Many of the homeless people using the van in Piccadilly Gardens told [size=inherit]BBC Radio Manchester[/size] the meals were the only food they had eaten that day.

Daryl Pollitt, who runs Street Treats, said: "We serve home-made food. Lots of delicious signature dishes like macaroni cheese, corned beef hash, vegetable curry and shepherd's pie. Hot and cold drinks as well.

"But we need foil trays and plastic forks to help serve the food".

Street Treats is a purely voluntary organisation, they do not deal in cash and rely on donations.

Michael Johnson from Clayton in East Manchester had a pasta dish which he said was "really nice", adding: "Without this food, I don't know what I'd have eaten".

Anthony Bush from Hyde, also visited the street kitchen and said: "I had curry and rice. It was really nice. I've had nothing all day. Without this, I'd starve."
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Re: Manchester Street Kitchen.
« Reply #1 on: 11:21:20, 18/02/23 »
Aren't these people wonderful  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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« Reply #2 on: 22:58:43, 18/02/23 »
I read a few years ago that the majority of the working population were only two missed rent/mortgage payments away from being homeless. I have little doubt that this is true. The problem is only going to become worse because the nature of the housing market has changed drastically in barely half a decade. Buying a house is now pretty much beyond the reach of normal people who live and work in the real world, and the rental market is in a terrible state. There are precious few properties out there in comparison to the high demand. And the only factor that letting agents will consider these days is the applicant’s credit score. High income, job security, excellent references, the ability to prove you have never in your life missed a rental payment, producing a top notch guarantor, and your willingness to pay a massive deposit as security on your tenure count for absolutely zilch. In the mind of the letting agent, only your credit score matters, no matter what the human interest considerations behind it might be. So if you lose your job and your house is repossessed by the bank or the landlord you will most likely find yourself living on the street along with your family. Very hard times are to come. Let us see if they trigger a reaction of any sort…….
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« Reply #3 on: 10:40:57, 19/02/23 »
If I was that 'pushed' I'd go for one of those mobile homes by the seaside,  or a large caravan,  or if parents had a large garden maybe a barn to do up in their garden :-\
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« Reply #4 on: 21:20:14, 21/02/23 »
If I was that 'pushed' I'd go for one of those mobile homes by the seaside,  or a large caravan,  or if parents had a large garden maybe a barn to do up in their garden :-\


We tried the static caravan option during the course of our extended nightmare in 2022. Forget it. There are more obstacles than you can shake a stick at. Even if you buy one outright, which is what we were proposing to do, you will not be able to find a berthing for it unless you buy the wretched thing from the same people who own the site you are planning to live on. And it has forever got to be less than 25 years old; after that, you will be compelled to replace it at your own expense and, believe me, they do not come cheap. Oh, and most of these caravan parks close down for at least two months over the winter, leaving you and your family with the choice of three exciting options. You can sofa surf with sympathetic friends or family members (if you are very lucky), check into a hotel at massive cost (assuming you can find one that hasn’t been given over to illegal migrants “fleeing for their lives” from France), or you can all live on the street throughout January and February.


Sounds great, doesn’t it? The whole of organised society is now a conspiracy (and I use that word advisedly) against ordinary working people. And it will not change for the better unless and until the backlash becomes…..erm…..’robust’. Yes, I think that probably best describes the action that is needed.

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« Reply #5 on: 08:18:49, 22/02/23 »

We tried the static caravan option during the course of our extended nightmare in 2022. Forget it. There are more obstacles than you can shake a stick at. Even if you buy one outright, which is what we were proposing to do, you will not be able to find a berthing for it unless you buy the wretched thing from the same people who own the site you are planning to live on. And it has forever got to be less than 25 years old; after that, you will be compelled to replace it at your own expense and, believe me, they do not come cheap. Oh, and most of these caravan parks close down for at least two months over the winter, leaving you and your family with the choice of three exciting options. You can sofa surf with sympathetic friends or family members (if you are very lucky), check into a hotel at massive cost (assuming you can find one that hasn’t been given over to illegal migrants “fleeing for their lives” from France), or you can all live on the street throughout January and February.


Sounds great, doesn’t it? The whole of organised society is now a conspiracy (and I use that word advisedly) against ordinary working people. And it will not change for the better unless and until the backlash becomes…..erm…..’robust’. Yes, I think that probably best describes the action that is needed.
Spot on Steve , caravan / mobile home owners have no rights the park owners have absolute power over their residents , over a decade ago there was an attempt in Parliament  to give residents the same rights as people who rent houses but unfortunately that was lost in the mire of government who were probably too busy with the rights of illegals or gender rights ,

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« Reply #6 on: 22:58:49, 27/02/23 »
It wasn’t just lost in the mire of government. Both front benches, and both back benches, are comprised almost entirely of spivs, crooks, and chancers. The same applies to the Scottish Nazi Party and the Welsh Fascists. Their members own multiple properties and are, therefore, landlords themselves. And turkeys don’t vote for Christmas, as we all know.