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.

Oct01
Our response to the ONS statistics on deaths of people who are homeless in 2018
Our response to the ONS statistics on deaths of people who are homeless in 2018
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The Memorial Card, 2018  Our response to the ONS statistics on deaths of homeless people in 2018. On 14 August…

Jun24
A statement made by MoH to MPs of all parties as part of Evidence Week at the House of Commons on 24th June 2019.
A statement made by MoH to MPs of all parties as part of Evidence Week at the House of Commons on 24th June 2019.
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In the last few months Team MoH has been busy recording the names and stories of those who die homeless.…

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…

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