Jimmy’s Corner

Jimmy’s Corner is MoH’s platform for debate, opinion and thoughts about homelessness now. Inspired by the memory of the late Jimmy Carlson OBE, the page includes articles and a range opinion by different people about what is happening in the streets, in hostels and in people’s lives.

Jimmy was our dear friend, colleague and former trustee. Himself, a former homeless army veteran, he dedicated the latter twenty years of his life to raising public awareness of the ongoing plight of homeless people. Although very humble and respectful, he was not one to mince his words, regardless of whom he was speaking to.

Part response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, part response to our ongoing campaigning work,  Jimmy’s Corner tackles new and different parts of the homelessness story today. Posts can be found below.

Sep17
Streetsfest, a review – Sept 18
Streetsfest, a review – Sept 18
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This month, Paul Atherton takes over Jimmy’s Corner with a reflection on the recent Streetsfest – a gathering of groups…

Jul31
An unadulterated view of sleeping rough on the streets of London – Aug 18
An unadulterated view of sleeping rough on the streets of London – Aug 18
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This month we are delighted to have singer, guitarist and author of Poems from a Runaway Ben Westwood contributing to…

Jul17
Time for Change 2 – July 18
Time for Change 2 – July 18
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Back in January we last published on Jimmy’s Corner writing that it was time for change in 2018. Six months…

Jan12
Time for Change – Jan 18
Time for Change – Jan 18
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Time for Change in 2018 (5 minute read) In 2017, Bob Blackman MP spearheaded the passing of the April 2017…

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