I've been everywhere Reg. Them (bar a foodbank voucher) only help the 55+ years old's and categorically stated there are no homes anyway. "You'll be long dead before one comes up". At least they were honest.
Conservative list of agencies contacted...
Leeds Housing Options
Connect For Health
Leeds Council Welfare
...many many more.
All voluntary bar the council and so, completely powerless to change anything. Council sympathetic but classed me as Band C in Need. AKA, no fucking chance lad. Council welfare have stopped issuing me foodbank vouchers as I'm "Overusing the facility" though I can still get them from the nurse at the surgery who's not a cunt like my GP. Problem is it's in Cross Gates and I can't walk more than 200 yards, they have an outlet by the Irish centre but same.
I can only have dry foods, pasta etc as the electric keeps going off, everything in the freezer/fridge goes off. Trust me, there is only so many times you can have cold pasta and gravy before you start throwing up at the smell of it. Why gravy? Morrison's value gravy is 30 odd pence a box, pasta sauce 42p a jar so too expensive to have every day. I can get 10 goes from the gravy. That's been my diet for over a year.
I'm skin and bones, look like death not warmed up and those agencies that could and should help don't and those who gladly would can't. I'm still better off than a lot as I still have my wits about me. There's a cafe down by Roundhay Road that does free meals, pay as you like job. They've spoken to me after being there a few times and said I'm welcome everyday but doesn't feel right, I go a couple of times a week for baked spud and beans and the like. I can't stomach much else now after all this time. Soup and bread OK too.
I could go on and on. I'm in agony here, feet cut to ribbons by a broken bottle, can't have painkillers 'cos I don't trust my mood. I don't want to die, I just keep trying to kill myself so someone in authority and with the power to change might help. There's no one. All I did was get ill. Don't get ill.
He spent all night staring down at the lights of LS. Wondering if he could ever go home.