The real meaning of Christmas?

The real meaning of Christmas?

Last week, about 40 of us at LexisNexis took a day or two off work to help out at various homeless emergency shelters and hostels run by St Mungo's.

The charity helps rescue people from the streets but, perhaps more importantly, it also provides specialist services to tackle specific issues such as poor health, dependency and unemployment.

They work unfeasibly hard to tackle homelessness and the causes of homelessness.

Here's a quote from one 34-year old resident who was helped by the St Mungo's Reading team this year:

If it wasn’t for the initial help from St Mungo’s, I doubt I would have been capable of getting my situation sufficiently under control in a timely manner, and I certainly wouldn’t have found out about all of the vital information and assistance I needed to get myself straightened out, and stable enough to address my other challenges. In a very real way, I don’t think it is overstating it to say I owe my life, or at least any chance of reclaiming my life, to them.

For many people, homelessness no longer seems such an academic

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