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Homeless Former Soldier With PTSD Forced To Beg Outside Cambridge Asda

August 14, 2015

Spotted on Facebook:

Further to my post yesterday in regards to the ex service man who was outside Asda Cambridge with a sign asking for help, he was again there today and was kind enough to let me photograph his sign. He told me he was staying on Coldhams Lane in a shelter and has been for a while. We chatted again and he showed me his horrific wound scars and I mentioned that I put his plight on facebook and he said others had as well. I also told him of the help available and he said he is onto it. I have said that if he is there tomorrow I’ll give him the details some of you have kindly given me. Please share both of the statuses to help raise awareness of this disgusting situation.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2015 12:31 am

    Reblogged this on Diary of an SAH Stroke Survivor.

  2. August 14, 2015 12:43 am

    Could you get his number or give him mine. I can ring dwp for him and am happy to put a letter together. 01616675258 or 07506772430

  3. Elizabeth Weaver permalink
    August 14, 2015 2:57 am

    Combat Stress is a charity for ex servicemen with mental health issues.

  4. Kev Thorne permalink
    August 14, 2015 10:17 am

    These guys may be able to help: http://www.soldiersoffthestreet.org/

  5. August 14, 2015 12:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Benefit tales and commented:
    I have a similar story. Our local beggar is also an ex-soldier. I have done my best to help him but he just wont jump through the hoops, even with offers of help. I tried to help with disability benefits but he never once turned up to a meeting. How to help people like this? At least he has housing now, but is still begging to cover his council tax bill and the shortfall in housing benefit.

    • jaypot2012 permalink
      August 14, 2015 4:18 pm

      P.T.S.D. can lead to apathy, not caring about oneself and not being bothered with most things. Sounds as though he feels unsafe out of his comfort zone 😦

  6. August 14, 2015 1:34 pm

    Reblogged this on HumansinShadow.wordpress.com.

  7. August 14, 2015 2:15 pm

    It should be the government on the streets begging the public not to hang them Cameron and his parasitic group should all get a red hot poker up the A55

  8. jaypot2012 permalink
    August 14, 2015 4:19 pm

    Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    Please share if you can.

  9. August 16, 2015 4:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

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