Darren Adam: This Christmas, Let's Change How We Talk To Homeless People

14 December 2016, 12:14

Darren Adam Moved

Don't let homeless people be defined by the fact they're sleeping rough, says Darren. This Christmas, let's look past that.

During the festive period, a lot of us turn our thoughts to those less well-off as they face a tough time.

But as Darren discussed what it's like to be homeless, he had a suggestion that might help: try to talk to homeless people about everything but the fact that they're struggling.

"If you are in that proverbial doorway and someone like Frances comes along, do you relish the chance to talk about something other than your story of destitution?

"I think I'd want to.

"I think if I were homeless I'd want to talk about that time I was on the radio...I'd want to talk about my partner. I'd want to talk about things in life that I like, the skills that i have, the things that make me happy.

"I'd want to talk about all of that. I wouldn't want to be defined by my homelessness. It's the thing that's staring you in the face...but maybe that person who is in that sleeping bag doesn't want to be defined by their homelessness."

James O'Brien pleaded with the caller "Don't smack me!"

James O'Brien's Perfect Response To Man Who Smacks His Children

James was so moved by Dan's call

A Heartbreaking Take On The Hell Of Universal Credit... From An Emotional Landlord

The LBC presenter said he finally understood Mr Corbyn's popularity

James O'Brien Absolutely Nails The Reason For Jeremy Corbyn's Popularity

A frustrated James O'Brien had a heated discussion with a Brexiteer this morning

Brexiteer To James: "We Need To Start Spending Money On Whatever We Intend To"

Comments

Loading...