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.
*spread the love*
wow, this is good news. good luck to you shaz. i hope it goes well for you. you should definitely write a hub about your experience afterwards.
Good luck Shaz!
Such a good cause....been homeless myself in the past, although for 3 weeks it was a nightmare....!
Best Wishes to you. I am sure that since the topic is near and dear to you the interview will be a rousing success.
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.
Sending you much positive energy for both your nerves and funding. You will do great, because it is one of your passions to help others!
which channel shaz, i want to listen in and support you....jimmy
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.
How cool, Shazzy!!!! You will be great. Let us know how it goes.
very cool, shaz. such an important topic. I'm sure you'll do very well. can we listen too? BBC reaches such a vast, diverse audience. keep us posted!
Great news Shaz!! And best of luck for the interview and this great cause you are working on. I hope you share the video with us.
Good work! Standing up for anyone's right who is "helpless and poor" is praiseworthy!
I pray you will write a good speech etc
Good luck - should be interesting. I was watching a piece on bad landlords yesterday on the BBC so I will be interested in seeing something a little more balanced.
What channel are you going to be on so I can set the Sky+
Good luck to Shaz- hope it goes well- have i missed what time it's on, can you remind me i'll listen to it.
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 !).
Shaz--Positive thoughts sent to you from NC. Wow! what a cool experience. You'll be great!
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!
Just imagine all of the listeners being naked! No wait, that only works when speaking before a live audience!
Best of luck! Radio interview should be less nervous than TV interview, I assume, hehe
Oh Shaz..that's fantastic. I must congratulate you on all your noble efforts. We need more compassionate people like you to help those who have fallen on hard times. You go girl!
Don't worry about who's listening. If you know your subject well, and I'm sure you do, it'll be a piece of cake. Just concentrate on what you know, and you'll be fine.
Can't wait to hear how it went, or listen to it online later.
You go girl
You'll be great
Can you post us a link to the interview after? I'd love to hear it
I did ok. Thanks to everyone for your support - glasses up for more to come!
I have a feeling this will be one of many.
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.
Shaz - my hats off to you! You are a shining example of compassion and humanity in doing this! I only wish more were like you. People like you give me hope for humanity! *hugs*
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
That is the beauty of the law of attraction, my friend! Positive thought can have an immediate effect that ripples throughout your life
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
I love your vibe girl!
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?
I like the way you think. sadly, we don't always hear about the people who make change with humanitarian efforts. good luck with your continued work with those in need.
glad to hear it went well.
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?!
I am grateful to have met you Shaz, You really are a positive inspiration for many. I am sending out thoughts of your wish coming true of winning the lottery to help more homeless.
BTW, You do buy at least 1 lottery ticket right?
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!
Good for you Shaz on all counts. I've only just seen this or I would've posted and given you some positive thoughts earlier.
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!
It seems you already did it and I'm late to wish you. Anyway keep up your good work. Any place to hear your interview online ?
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.
Congratulations both on your handling of the interview and for having the courage to make both yourself and the issue you have tackled known! Heightening people's awareness is always a good thing!
I'm a bit late here too but more positivity from me! This is the way to go, Shaz!
Well done Shaz, as always you are putting your best efforts into a good cause. Looking forward to reading you hub about this experience. Glad to hear things are well. Cheers Marie x
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
Don't forget to take a copy of recording so that we (non-UK hubbers) can listen to it later.
I know from your hubs that you will do well...just relax and be yourself...good luck
Congratulations shazwellyn sounds cool; I wish you the best of luck
Hi Shaz, I'm just seeing this, however congratulations!
And it was very lovely to hear your voice.
I hope you will perhaps write a hub about your experience.
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