Mark’s mother and brother died on the same day. He was able to keep the house for nine months but eventually ended up homeless after being evicted. Mark has been sleeping rough in Manchester, England now for three years!
Mark tried to beg enough money every day to get into a homeless hostel. Here in the United Kingdom, hostels are similar to homeless shelters in the United States. Some are better than others. Some provide services. But just like homeless shelters in the U.S., hostels are not a solution to ending homelessness.
Mark shares that it is freezing cold at night sleeping rough outside. He has to get up early every morning to walk around to get some body heat going. It rained really hard last night. Mark stayed dry sleeping under an awning in a doorway in front of a shop.
For his three wishes, Mark said it’s not too much to ask for to put a roof over his head. He repeated that statement a few times. Every person no matter where they live should have a roof over their head and a place to call home.