About 3 weeks after we’d had the family looking for baby milk, they came back down to the soup kitchen.
The difference was incredible. Mum and dad were positively glowing. They wanted to let us know that they had managed to get their universal credit sorted. Mum told me that her new shoes didnt have holes in them. Baby was thriving and had a new jacket on. They didnt stay long but had just wanted to say thanks.
Having just watched the Ed Stafford 60 days homeless series I was struck by how the City had come across. It also gave a real insight into how the wee things make such a difference when you have nothing. Seeing the difference a shower, clean underwear and having someone who actually takes the time to talk only confirmed how important it is to make that time.