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Christmas, is a cool time for contemplation. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs, that’s what I think anyway. In the UK we do have a bit of a festive period, that everyone of all or no faiths, can enjoy with some time off from work.
It’s a great time to assess what you have achieved in the previous year and look forward to a blank page that the New Year will present us. It’s a chance to make some resolutions, decide who you will be going forward. To share a secret, I always do some introspection at this time of year. I think you should do too.
I have had a fantastic 2017 and I need to thank a whole raft of people, who I have had fun working with and making a difference, this last year. Thank you to everyone, you have been mint! Really.
Social Housing in many ways is thriving, but in other areas we are still struggling to plug the gaps. I travel an awful lot and when I am in Manchester, London, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Perth, Edinburgh, Doncaster, Oxford and so many other cities, I see more homeless people on the streets than ever, I have ever seen before. I have been about since the late seventies too.
Foodbank usage is up and off the scale. How can that be in 2017, going on 2018, in the UK, sixth richest nation in the world? You perhaps like me chipped in with a donation for #UKhousingFast.
We are failing the poorest and the most vulnerable in society. I lay the blame mostly at the door of our politicians, who have the power to change this, but will not. Regardless of the criticism of socialhousing providers, increasingly I see the ones I work with, are doing so much with the limited resources together, to make a difference.I honestly do and I have no doubts backing up their efforts, if they are criticized on Twitter or elsewhere. Goodness knows, from twitter and even the lass at the barbers, who cuts my hair, I help enough social housing residents too.
For all our sakes in 2018, lets keep working to make a fairer society. It's not going to cost us much more to care, it honestly isn’t. Don’t be conned that it does. Help your neighbour with a hand up, its not a hand out, don’t let it be painted like that.
You know what, we change the world with lots of small things. Find something you can change in 2018 and make the world, a way better place.
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