Next Saturday the second March For The Homeless takes place, starting at Victoria Square in Hull at 2pm and then marching around the City Centre.
Leading the March will activist Sarah Hemmingway who is behind a number of initiatives to help with and address the blight of homelessness.
“I’m honoured to do it”, said Sarah. “I want to show my support for all the people struggling out there. They need as many voices as they can get because the Government and Council certainly aren’t saying anything. The Government should be looking after people better and Labour led Hull City Council should be fighting the savage cuts to their budget instead of just rolling over and having their tummy tickled by the Tory Elite in London whilst at the same time calling their cuts “compassionate”.”
Saturday’s march is against targeted austerity cuts on homelessness and mental health support in Hull and the East Riding; against homelessness, the treatment of homeless people, and evictions. It also calls for better social and affordable housing, clean and safe hostels in the region, better treatment and resources for people with addictions, better mental health services and better support for those leaving the care system.
“Austerity is a way for the Government to drive down living standards for everyone outside of the top 1% of the richest, and to remove the safety net created by the post war generation via the Welfare State. The Council need to start standing up for the people of this City who voted them in on a no cuts agenda. The UK is the sixth richest nation on the planet and not one single person should be homeless. It’s a question of priorities”, concluded Sarah.
Hull Red Labour Party are proud to be associated and part of this event.