There is no other group in society who would so routinely be ignored by the majority of the population. If you were to sit anywhere, for an extended period of time and every single person ignored you. Imagine how crushed you would feel, how invisible you would feel.
Neil Coyle MP
Co-Chair All-party parliamentry group for Homelessness
Acknowledging is number one
Homelessness has increased by 169% since 2010 in the UK.
These are the people behind the stats and newspaper articles.
They have likes and dislikes, sons and daughters, passions and motivations.
It started as a three month social media project supported by O2's Go Think Big.
It's grown to become a documentary, a community and a platform to tell the remarkable stories of those with no voice from London, Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool.
The message is simple; everyone can help by simply acknowledging.
You don't have to give money or food to every person you see, but you can and should always acknowledge. The very act of doing so can remind someone that they have worth, they are seen and that people care about them. Ultimately, it can save lives.
Follow the project:
Danielle* and Beautiful
Sat outside an off-licence
Begging for money
All to be spent on alcohol
Because Danielle's an alcoholic.
She is also a person
She needs help not judgement
She needs to be acknowledged