“You will let me stay here, won’t you?”
Many of us buy the Big Issue or help homeless people by taking part in a soup run, but when it comes to being homeless at the end of life… what then?
At St Luke’s, we believe everyone should be able to access specialist care when time is running short, regardless of their background and circumstances.
That’s why we’ve been working with George House hostel in Plymouth, where we helped enable a long-term resident – aged 54 – to end his days in the place he considered home.
For a homeless person to be able to die, like Iain, in a place of their choice with medical support on hand is still rare.
You can read more about the challenges involved, and the difference we’re helping to make by working in partnership, in this Big Issue article.