Francis, who was homeless for 16 years, is currently on a 7 day UK tour where is he engaging with the public to discuss what they think about homelessness. Additionally, he is telling his story as part of the “Understanding homelessness” workshop and answering questions to give an insight into the life of a rough sleeper.
The workshops have been attended by individuals of the community, voluntary organisations, elected officials (local councillors), magistrates and many more who are interested in finding out about the issue and how they can make an impact.
The aim is to get the public to #ThinkAgain about homelessness. It’s more than just rough sleeping or self inflicted, which unfortunately is the general perception which we have encountered.