Audio Stories Reports

Allow Your Voice to be Heard


Reported by Aaron

Published on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Recovery
Audio Stories Reports

Allow Your Voice to be Heard


Written by Aaron

Published on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Recovery

 

Homelessness is a disease, not in the usual sense of bad cells or infectious bacteria but a disease of society. It is a cancer that has the ability to affect each and every one of us. For 18 months, I was misdiagnosed with a very serious medical condition.  

Medication was thrown at me in various forms which merely bandaged up the symptoms whilst the primary cause remained hidden. Homelessness is like this. Local governments see the issues and then throw solutions at each problem in insufficient amounts.  

With support here, relief there and whilst they are effective in the short term to a great many individuals, the insidious nature of the root problems keep on spreading silently and mercilessly, causing further issues later on. Further interventions are needed. 

Governments at all levels need to proactively tackle the problem at the base level and create a permanent cure. I’m not asking the government to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the black hat, but instead listen to those people who have been and still are negatively affected by the current policies in place.  

Equally, and I’ll finish with this, don’t ask if someone can or can’t do something. Ask yourself how it can be done and then allow your voice to be heard. 

 

Written by Aaron


Hey everyone, pleased to meet you all. I'm currently reporting from the Bolton area. I have a degree in Psychology and Sociology and for many years worked in the care sector specialising in paranoid schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders. During this time I also achieved my NVQ lvl 4 in Health and Social Care. Additionally I specialised in caring for children and adults with severe autism and severe learning disabilities. I am fluent in makaton and PECS, both systems designed to promote the development of speech for those who are not able to communicate successfully. I hope to use my time alongside my Groundswell colleagues to enact changes in our current broken and underfunded system of support.

Read all of Aaron's articles

Tags


Recovery

One thought on “Allow Your Voice to be Heard

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *