Shameless: Charity Bosses To Gather In Luxury Hotel For £715 Homelessness Conference

I really do not think that there is anything in particular to add to this one. I suppose you could argue that the expenditure involved in bringing together charity bosses and “experts” could be considered worthwhile; given the scale of the homelessness crisis – worthwhile, that is, provided a genuine and provable benefit might be quantified as a result – for the vulnerable people that this conference is supposed to be about.

Sadly, I very much doubt that any particular benefits will accrue for said “vulnerable people” as a result of this extravagant little get together. It seems almost as if we have an entirely divergent species of Homo Sapien developing here, one that regards those who end up slipping and suffering as a result of (frankly) entirely nasty and divisive economic policies as some sort of inferior sub-species.

What comes next?

Answers on a post-card …..

the void

£715 will pay for a room for a charity chief executive in a top hotel for just one night.  Please give generously. Sponsor a room. Just £715 will pay for for a charity chief executive to stay in a top hotel for two nights. Please give generously. You fucking mug.

Charity Chief Executives and so-called housing experts are gearing up for this year’s homelessness industry conference which is due to be held at a four star hotel with ticket prices as high as £715!

Next month’s Under One Roof conference is organised by charity umbrella body Homeless Link and provides a chance for homelessness experts to talk about homeless people without any actual homeless people being present.  This year’s swanky bash is being held at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire where according to Homeless Link  “Delegates staying overnight are also entitled to complimentary use of the leisure club facilities, which include a heated indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, sauna, spa, steam room and solarium.”

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Paul Glendenning

Community Support worker, Green socialist and a believer and willing campaigner for an alternative to the presently dominant Neo-Liberal political consensus - as introduced by the arrival of the first Thatcher Government and slavishly followed by every UK Government since. For me, climate change, environmental degradation through pollution and the proliferation of nuclear weapons are the greatest threats facing humanity and threaten the very future of our species. Although I recently joined the Green party, I support Jeremy Corbyn and those who share a common will to create a more collective, tolerant and equitable World. Civilisation can only be measured by how well we as a society care for and support the most vulnerable within our population. Sadly, right at this time in our history; there are as yet undiscovered tribes within the deepest rainforest who would be demonstrably more civilised than the UK in 2019.

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