I feel very nervous. As a social landlord, the BBC want my views in ways of improving and encouraging other social landlords to home homeless people. It is a big deal to me as I am passionate about the homeless issue.
Please support me by putting out some lovely vibes to help me through this (it would be even better if thoughts were put out for additional funding to help me help even more homeless people!). I believe in the power of positive thought and hoped the HP community will help me here.
Thats awesome! I am from the states, but I enjoy listening to BBC News when it comes on the public radio station. This is a super important topic and I often feel that there are a lot more things we could do to prevent homelessness.
Brilliant. It will go well and it couldn't come at a better time. The cuts by this scandalous Government have left even more people exposed to homelessness.Positive energy beamed from the north of England.
Fantastic - this is one of the reasons they have picked me as a guest! Check out my hub on affordable housing - how to get those magic points. The story in the hub is how I have been chosen to guest... by helping others getting their point across.
I will check it out. But we are all proud of you for standing up for the homeless. You are a star and will shine on radio. We are all with you. You will have prayers and positive vibes from around the world. Your mission is great.
I am a private landlord- just let a house to a heavily pregnant lady with no deposit and no rent- shes nice and in a jam so if i do it then surely the social housing people can do it. If my lady cannot get enough housing benefit i will have to settle for what she can get
This is precisely what I want to put over... the fact that most private landlords will not take these people on because they are high risk and it is a problem with the benefits system and not the housing situation.
I will write a hub about it with all the key points - it might help. I try and get my tenants to move on to more secure housing, so as I can help another (there are so many !).
Gee, the pressures on with you guys listening! lol They took snippets/teasers today. Tomorrow, I am booked in for 8.52 BBC Somerset radio - I was told that this could change though. You can stream it and remember Im from the UK, so remember gmt.
I have made a few notes - radio can be a bit fast, but want to keep my head on track for the task in hand.
Thank you everyone for your support - it really is appreciated
Im off to have an early night - want to be fresh thinking!
If the government want to encourage the private sector to take on homeless people, then they have to change the administration - housing benefit, advanced deposit and rent schemes. Private landlords dont want to have to keep chasing and having problems as soon as the tenant reports a change of circumstance. This is the main reason why you see 'to let' ads with 'no dss'.
I deliberately write 'dss welcome' and I make sure that the property is in good order before they move in - no second grade, just as would be if letting to 'working' people. Why should social security people have less than anyone else? Everyone needs a chance in life to make good and that starts with HOUSING!
In my last ad, I received 40 responses - I just don't have enough property to help. If I won the lottery - every penny would go on buying property and homing these people. This is my wish.
Anyone can look into their hearts and know what is good - we can all help to change things, it is just about changing ones perspective of reality, feeling joy and sharing this. For example ... Instead of thinking anti war, campaign for peace! Instead of control, think in terms of empowerment. We can all do this - we can all share the love!
Too true! I like to think that even the smallest kindnesses shown can make the biggest differences to everything, from single individuals to the global state of life.
A while back I was stressed and tired and running impossible errands. I know I must have had stress lines creasing my brow and I was absorbed in griping to myself about everything bad under the sun. This rasta looking mail man saw me and gave me the biggest smile and told me to have a wonderful day. It was one small comment and it totally changed my mood around, I was unable to feel stressed and such in the face of such a warm smile and genuine well wish from a stranger. I actually thanked him, told him that I really had needed his well wishes and was able to match his smile with one of my own. A small thing but it changed my mood, and the knock on effects may well have been that I was nicer to be around for hubby, making his day better, meaning when we were on the road he was not stressed driving thus making things better for everyone else on the road. The knock on effect
Exactly! You know you are right this minute contributing to a more positive emotional state in me, as I feel like I am interacting with a real shining soul! And this is a welcome thing as I have some stuff going on in my life atm that could really get me down, except that I keep finding positive people to put the smile back on my face and keep me confident that this weirdness happening currently will work out for a greater good and will be one of those things that leads to bigger and better things in my life. Yesterday I had total strangers, young guys in a local uni actually, sit on a park bench next to me and we got to talking about how stress is a waste, life is too short for that stuff. It was one of those things where it was the right thing at the right moment to remind me that the world is full of wonderful people and things to be excited about. I will get through this current bit of weirdness and probably be better for it because I choose to be better
You can create a life of joy - feel the joy, feel the excitement of what is going to unfold in front of you - it is an adventure and wisdom grows from every experience. Just don't 'do' negative. If people come into your life that are 'no' people, or they rebuff with anger and hate, place a barrier and repell them. Ignore their negative behaviour - you will be amazed how they melt into the distance of your life.
When you identify people with conflict - wish them peace. When you identfiy people with hatred - show them love When you identify ungrateful people - be grateful and wish they learn gratitude.
If you want to be invisible, imagine you are invisible - it really works!
But with every action, ask yourself... is this going to benefit others?
Many of us do things quietly, in our little way - it makes a difference - slowly but surely chipping away at the cause with love and peace. You see, if you shout - you attract critism.. this can be negative and we dont want negative thought to counteract the good work that is done, do we?
We let the 'negatives' attract the negative, whilst the 'positives' attract the positive. Leading by positive example has an effect, even in the smallest ways. It might be, for example, that you might come into some money and instead of buying that Merc, you might use that money as a deposit for a house and home someone in need. You, then would give someone the tools they need to turn their lives around. How wonderful is that?!
Got here a little late Shaz Glad to read it went well and so proud of you for standing up in front of what you believe in! You do your fellow man a great service keep up the good work lass! Lots and lots of blessings and love from this side of the pond!
Happy to hear all went well--but, of course we knew it would! I wish that our country would take a more proactive stand for developing a housing system for the homeless. There is so many vacant buildings surely they should not be just sitting there empty.
It is wonderful that you have this realisation. Why not investigate further? Maybe write an email to your local government, see if there is something in place that you could access to make good the accommodation. Believe in your good intentions and you would be amazed at what unfolds!
Hi Shazwellyn, Sorry I'm late. I just saw this. Glad the interview went well. You have a big open heart and great intentions and with your writing skills you will hopefully be able to help many. It's nice to see someone as compassionate as you are taking action.
Marie, now I have Dan sorted out - I can focus on my own personal journey. I feel, it is to help make a difference - Im not sure how this is going to manifest, but manifest it will. People need homes, if this is my work, then it will slot into place. Funding will be made available. Whatever, my life will unfold in a positive way and will help others make a difference too. You have always been supportive and you are good at sharing the love! Thanks, my friend x
@ Bard - we talk from the same book. From my hill - the Tor - to your mountain in Tenerife - the the positive vibe reverb throughout the world. x
@Sofs - feed the positive fire! x
To everyone else - thank you all, I am grateful to know you - you touch my life x
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