Sleeping rough is traumatic. It’s common knowledge that the problem has aggravated in the recent months. While Boris Johnson and his team are trying to push UK off the cliff, hundreds are spending their nights in temporary shelters, on the street or a transport hub. The irony is that while Brexit keeps politicians awake, homeless people have no choice but to stay awake (“Homeless people face high risk of chronic sleep loss,” Sept.14, Gulf Today).
What is cruel is that even the temporary accommodation that is available to homeless people is not always a better option than the streets. I wish the government pays heed to their woes.