Britain’s Homeless In Winter | Girls Living On The Streets Of Brighton

Britain’s Homeless In Winter | Girls Living On The Streets Of Brighton


I had two old women, surprisingly,
came over to me, gave me some money. They read my sign and said,
“To be honest, I don’t mind if you “do abuse drugs or alcohol.” And then gave me some money.
I was like, “OK, fair enough.” People just tend to leave
homeless people’s stuff alone, unless it’s, like,
another homeless person that doesn’t have a sleeping bag
or whatever, that’ll probably get nicked, but I could just get another one. Yeah, today’s been all right. I had a few weirdos come up
to me, though, like, asking me to go back
to their house and stuff. Er…one brought me a microwave
burger and then said, “Do you want to come back to mine?”
I was like, “No.” You all right? Can I have
a popcorn chicken and barbecue beans and a Fanta, please? Oh, that’s handy.
They didn’t give me a fork. Well, the other day when it was
raining I made £12.50. And I had to get tobacco, food for my other half, our sleeping bag was soaked, so we had to sleep with just
blankets, no sleeping bag. My other half don’t sit out,
it’s just me doing it. No-one really looks at men twice, whereas I’m a woman,
people feel sorry and more inclined to give me money. It’s not really very fair. HE RAPS He’s very good. Brighton’s full of some characters. SHE LAUGHS SHE LAUGHS Oh, my God! # Na-na-na-na. # Woo! See you, mate. All right,
see you. See you later. Have a lovely day.
You too, see you later. Let me throw one at you. All right, I can’t do it
with my left hand. Did you throw it? I did. I threw one, yeah, but I’m not going to throw too many
Jcos they’re fucking nice. Aw, it’s got black bits as well. Our landlord was illegally renting. He basically had loads of safety
issues he was meant to fix. He had someone living
in the cupboard. He had, like, loads of
people in, like, rooms. He even had a couple with a baby. And, yeah, the council took the
house back, basically. Yeah, we were called intentionally
homeless, unfortunately. It was awful. When it’s boring, we take the piss
out of each other. We like a lot of the same stuff, but we’re also
different enough to not, like, not, you know, not get bored
of each other. Do you love him? Yeah, course. I love him loads. I want to be with him to the end.
You know? Oh, that hit the lip, though… There’s people starving
in the world. I can change anything about me
and, you know, he’ll love me. Like, he’ll love the person inside. I never had that before. So you had a kid lifting the shutter
up and he was like, “What…” He was like, “What, what…” The times we have
done it outside, like… Like I said, when
we’ve a heavy sleep, I’ve woken up with this shutter
open and my bum to the window with loads of
people sitting in there. I don’t think they
would want it again. Maybe it’s just sex. People are just
funny about watching people… watching homeless people have sex in
the middle of the street, I suppose. Kiss? I bit your lip then.
SHE LAUGHS I’ll bite your lip. Come on in. Welcome
to my humble abode. That is another homeless guy’s
mess that I cleared out. And down here… ..is a door… Oh, he’s in. To where we can get in.
This is my partner. Are you all right being on camera? Yeah. You’re on it now.
SHE LAUGHS We’ve got to sweep it up cos
the wind’s blown all the crap down. Do you want to come in? It’s a bit
dark and a little bit smelly. And, yeah, this is just… ..this was sort of all the crap
that was left in here, so we just pulled it all down to one
end to keep it sort of maintained, if you like. Nah, they’re all off. We had a… ..the beautiful tenant,
that was on the meth. Oh, is it Dil’s room? Yeah.
This is how he actually lived. He would sleep in that. It’s just as well you’ve got no
Smell-O-Vision, to be honest. So our room’s a bit more light,
so we might be able to see. Yeah. Excuse the mess, but… Wardrobe malfunction this morning. We’re quite lucky to
have this, really. Yeah, you can sleep here.
Cos you can lock the door, you don’t have to worry about
your stuff being stolen, someone hurting you in the night. You don’t have to worry, really. How long have you been here? This one. About three and
a half months? Yeah. And then… About three and
a half months, easy. Yeah, about, yeah. We were in
Addaction for about a month. Well, we were in… With a shelter
bit, weren’t we, in a tent? That was awful.
That was really scary. And before that, we was
in there for about a month. Then we were in a car park
for about three weeks. In a tent, wasn’t it?
It can be quite scary. Well, not… Probably not for you,
cos you’re a male, but… For a girl, yes. I found myself on
the train the other day. This lady was quite well-spoken.
I thought, “Aw, she’s quite posh.” And I thought, “Actually,
it’s not that she’s posh, “I’ve just been around
lots of scumbags.” You know, I know it sounds awful,
but, you know, it’s the difference. It’s like a totally different
life being homeless. CAT MEOWS
Oh, there he is. Oh. There he is. That’s Rudolph. Lovely. Lovely Rudolph. Our red-nosed
reindeer. Yeah, red nose. Mwah. How long have we been living here? For about…
Yeah, it’s about… Two weeks. Two weeks. In this place. The only… The only thing that keeps us warm is
each other’s body warmth. If we could be on our own…
Yeah. ..it’s impossible to survive
in this kind of cold. What happened to your eye? Can you see that? So I was coming down, yeah. That hill. And I thought the
entrance to the tent was over here. So, I was trying to get in… And… And I… I crawled…
SHE LAUGHS I fell and crawled.
Somewhere here. Somewhere, yeah. Somewhere here.
So why were you evicted? Because of the arrears. I’ve tried to start
Universal Credit again. Just recently. And now
I’m waiting for decision. We will see. We lived there for 13 years. Yeah. We worked here for seven. Mm. Hm. You’re grumpy four-year-old. They can only re-home the cat,
but we don’t want that. And they told me, “Think with your
brain, not with your heart.” I’m thinking with both. He’s like a child to us. Yeah. We can’t leave him. We can’t leave him, no way. I’m going to die from heartache. SHE GROANS
I fucking hate you sometimes. You do make my life just
that little bit longer. That’s men for you, darling. Have you got a filter? When I first got homeless, I came straight to Brighton and
Cat and Ped were still here, so… Can I have the…?
Did you recognise me? Yeah. I recognise everyone
I know in the street. Shit, I have people walk past me on
the street every day that I don’t even know that come to check if I’m
OK because apparently I’ve spoken to them in the past.
What’s the plan for today? Er, we’re going to go to the lanes, sit out, try and make
£35 for a hotel. That’s it, really.
That’s what I do every day. I don’t have any
regulars in Brighton, but that’s cos
I don’t have a set spot. Everyone else has got set spots,
so they ask me to move when I’ve sat down. Right, I’ll see you later, Cat.
See you later, darling. See you later. See you
later, darling. Good luck. Kelly. Our lost a little girl. I think she just needs
a little bit of guidance, like, a little bit of help. Like a mum figure
sort of thing, you know, like, that is going to
point her in the right direction. KELLY HUMS I don’t think she’s got a lot
of family that she has a lot to do with. I’ve been on the street only
about six months now. It feels like forever, though. # Another head hangs lowly # Child is slowly taken # When the violence… # I want to be a jazz singer. Sometimes I get enough
money to go to, like, an all-you-can-eat buffet. That’s fun when that happens. # But you see
It’s not me… # My sister lived in
the same hostel as me and so did my brother
when they were younger. And they got treated pretty
much the same in there. My brother, he’s in prison
at the moment, till 2020. He’s got really bad mental health. I used to take drugs myself. A lot of drugs, actually. I think it’s just a bit of a circle. A lot of us come from
the care system as well. I guarantee you every single
homeless person’s been in care at one point. I went into
care when I was six. They came and actually took me
from school, social services, I didn’t even get to
say goodbye to my mum. They… I was in a cooking class and
they came in, drove me from Hastings to Ashford. I was only meant to be there three
days, which turned into three years, which then turned into
till I was 18. And now I’m on the street.
SHE LAUGHS For sleeping, I’ve realised it’s
about underneath you, not above you. Like, it was so cold
a couple of times, like, you haven’t wanted to get out
your sleeping bag so you, like, literally wet yourself, like,
thinking it would help, do you know what I mean? And you can’t just have a bit of
cardboard and a sleeping bag, it’s too cold, you know. My dad, I sort of stopped talking
to, like, when I was about, I don’t know…when
I was about eight years old. It’s pretty hard to explain about
my mum, to be honest, it’s… ..it’s one of them, erm… It’s not a love-hate relationship. It’s more like she’s
like my sister. So… And I think cos she got put
out at a young age… erm… ..she thinks, you know, everything
should be done by yourself. I can’t go there for
help, basically. Unfortunately. Erm, it’s hard to talk
to her, basically. It’s always ended in argument, so… Next step – home, yeah,
I guess, basically. Or a job, really. Cos they all come in
hand-in-hand, really. Got to have a job to get
a home, a home to get a job. She says she’s not coming out. And Rudolph not coming out. Yeah, come here. Thank you so much. I can’t…I can’t even move. It gets, the pain was so bad,
honestly, honestly. It was so bad I couldn’t move. You should see her legs. No. Show me your leg. No. Show me your… No. Give… No. Show me your leg. No. She’s going through so much pain. Oh, and I think…
I think it’s my kidneys. I think it’s my kidneys. Diana, are you…
are you thankful to have, erm, someone like Greg? Yes, absolutely. Would you be able to do
this on your own? No. Never, never. No.
She’s going to die on her own. Mm-mm. Not on my own, no. Yeah. There he is. There he is. My boy. Diana have to see doctor first, and so we’re going to go to Seaview
to see doctor about her eye. And then I’m going to be busking at
the Co-op in St Leonards probably. We’ll see how it goes.
We’ll see where is empty spaces. We used to be on drugs. It took us to hit bottom to
realise what we need in life. Some people, some people just say,
“We don’t give a…” you know, and keep doing drugs. But we are not
like that. We are different. HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE What did they say
about your nose and eyes? He can call me a taxi to go
to the doctor’s to have, erm… ..scan. Are people thinking that it
was Greg that did this to you? Yeah. Yeah. They say… They all say that’s me. I mean, we
argue, yeah, we arguing sometimes, but not to the point… Everybody knows we argue, but… But not to that point. SHE SIGHS Yeah, I’m always looking after her. I was bloody in the woods, innit?
Yes, well, sometimes I can be a little bit over the line, but not like that. No. No, no way. Oh, come on, darling. I love her. Ooh! I was in a relationship with
a partner who turned out to be… And I had my son, who’s seven. My partner turned out to
be very violent and basically stopped… The relationship obviously stopped. But for a safe way to do it, I had to put my son with
my sister to look after him, cos I was mentally just,
like, destroyed and I ended up losing
the accommodation with the pub and stuff, so I went through
to Worthing Churches, cos this is my local
connection area. Can you do wheelies? It’s not as hectic over here. The services are crap. But it’s not hectic, like, Brighton
lifestyle’s hectic anyway. Even though services aren’t
good out here, it’s safer to me to be out on the
streets in Worthing than Brighton, cos it’s bigger, there’s
more people out there. Is Lance there? Are you all right? How are you? How are you? Yeah. I’ve got
a bloody stinking cold. Really? Yeah. Is that a onesie?
Well, I’ve got a cold, too. Yeah, I told someone I was ill
and they brought me this. There you are. I’ve got some more. They’re for your blocked
nose and stuff. They helped me. Yeah? Yeah, I’ll give it to you like that. Yeah, OK, go on, then. Yeah. What are you…?
I’m going off in town with him. Yeah? And then I’ll give you
a ring when we’re heading back. Yeah. I’ll give you a call, come see
you before I head off. You’ve got my number? Yeah. I just
haven’t got your new one. Yeah. Do you know what I mean?
No, give me a hug. See you. Sorry. All right. All right. It’s all
right. I’ll see you later, babe. Yeah. Do you feel that you have
to protect Charlotte? Erm, I do and I don’t.
If ever the need arises, then of course I would protect her.
I will protect her at any point. But I don’t feel that
I need to, generally. She, like… I think she prides
herself on looking after herself and being quite independent,
you know, strong. Couple weeks ago I got beaten
up by two guys here. Like, gave me a black
eye, a fat lip, like… Bit of a bad tooth.
Then one of them was like, “You’re lucky you’re a girl.” I’m thinking, “What would you
have done if I was a guy?” You all right, mate?
You all right? You all right? Are you rolling one? It’s raining, it’s cold. I’m not well. Hopefully, we’re going
to rent a room out. We’ve saved about 100 and something and we’ve got about 150 more to go. Well, the landlord, he
didn’t mind about a deposit. We explained our situation and he
said he didn’t mind us paying it weekly rather than
monthly, be easier for us. Oh, bloody hell. Oh! We’re nearly at the end. I don’t think they’re
feeling very well. Bless them. It’s sad because… ..I don’t really feel for
the ones I don’t really know cos they’re not very nice to me. Charlotte and Lance have always been
nice and when I see them, like, not doing very well on a day
or something, it makes me sad. It’s £100 a week, so
I can shower and cook. I’m not going to miss this. I’m not talking to you. You drank two and half litres
of cider yourself. Look at yourself. Oh, my God. That looks good. How do you feel?
Well good. 100%. You look better. Looks well good, yeah.
Mwah. It does.

100 thoughts on “Britain’s Homeless In Winter | Girls Living On The Streets Of Brighton

  1. I had a friend who lived in a tent in the woods with his girlfriend for a few years. Got social housing and managed to get a job, he is living a good life these days luckily. He used to talk about people ending up on drugs to cope with having no place to call home, sad sad stuff really

  2. I feel very sorry for all these people , i pray to God to protect them and take care of them , i just don't know why do homeless people not just in uk but also in india buy drugs, who sells them drugs, why can't they just purchase food only.

  3. This is so upsetting to see in 2020 knocking on the door , Government here care about rules and regulations more than an actual human soul , l am sure this is pure dissregard to other human and man made siatuation , there are millians of home up and down the country which are empty and tons of food british throw away every day , shame on us including myself who just watch but not do anything , more shame to rich and powerful people of this nation , who can really open hearts and care these lost souls , wake up United kingdom , have we lost all kings ( care and love for others ) and just left with dom .

  4. its sad to see the harsh reality some people has to face…..all of us have got moral reponsibility to support poor and needy in different ways

  5. Heartbreaking Situation For Anyone To Go Through in Life .This Lady Has Family Which Must Be DEVASTATED How Things Have Turned out in Life.

  6. Why cant govt give them shelter and work for minimum wages. Cuz there are many works which needs men power. And these people are need of basic food and shelter so it will be a win win for all.

  7. Love and drug: girl on the street with nice smile and beautiful personnality it represent for for me the life his continuanted. It a nice gift for me because for me the Life his finish but when i saw today i decide to continuated
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  8. A very Important notice for all these homeless people
    The Queen of England & the rest of three quarters of the world can help everyone in need & she can disallow for anything like this to happen
    People should cry out for help from the monarchy
    Elizabeth has enough money to help every homeless people in the world let alone England??!!!!

  9. It reflects the poor fiscal and economic policies Nations and country's are adopting now just based on interest ! And here is a mirror which shows who is paying these debts – only islamic policies are best which prohibits asking but to earn, prohibits interest least but not last giving is mendatory by Islamic laws as it is duty to every richone to fed and bear the cost of poor which they describes orphans, widows, students, disable, migrants, expatriates …etc

  10. Where the donation money goes ??? … last time, someone I know paid £750 for homeless charity …. Now this video shows, she only needed £150, which she still didn't get it … Where is the Charity money Gone ???

  11. Alhamdulilah Islam is a perfect religion.nor parents leave their childern nor children leave thier parents.we stay bond tie with each others tell death

  12. Even in India we hv millions of homeless but still they live with their families on street's..may be it's in culture of Asia to be with family..familial bonding is very strong

  13. How is there multi millionaires living in this same country with stupid amounts of money, and then there homeless ppl this should not be happening, our government stinks of shit.

  14. Wait, I'm always hearing how England is all perfect with their socialist government and welfare programs and such. So how can there be homelessness? What?, are these the conservatives and libartaian?.

  15. Where are the documentaries on homeless men! Why focus on women. Why not just being homeless. I thought women were equal so this is just media pandering

  16. Country where I live only rich can afford Evian for £1.5/0.5l while in the UK homelesses daily drinking water is Evian. LOL

  17. One of the strange thing about western society at the age of 18 kids leave there parent's house and support themselves. Where I'm from parents always look after there children and stay together

  18. It breaks my heart. UK has so many institutions and charities that can help but when needed noone rushes with a good option for get you a home or at least a bed. It's a ticking clock for getting help with a home, I think you lose.

  19. Homeless, living on the street, and he can afford to smoke ? I'm a pensioner, have my own place, and I can't afford to buy cigarettes.

  20. It breaks my ❤️ to hear that these young people have families that refuse to help them. Even if they got on drugs, you don’t throw away your children! You get them help! The poor girl who went into care as a young child only to end up on the streets alone while her stupid evil mother tells her she has to learn her own lessons?! Wtf? Your daughter is in danger and you just live your life without any thought of your child is horrific to me 😪. I wish I could take her in but I live in the US and I’m living day by day myself. I’d adopt her if I could and I whole heartedly mean that!! I wish I could send her money but idk how!

  21. Take away money from the Royal family that they looted from other part of the world… And help these people……Be like lenin

  22. 11:40 Says it all! We live in a first world country and people should not be homeless here! All of that is responsibility of our Government! The girl was taken away by the social services and many other young homeless people have the similar stories. If kids taken by the social services from their families end up on the streets and In jails it means there is something wrong with the system, it means not enough of care and support was given when needed! Our taxes shouldn't go in a pocket of lazy people on benefits but for support of thous who are actually in need of changes in their life to get out of this pit and get a second chance to live a real life as most of us do! Bless all of these guys and girls!

  23. Seeing this makes me so sad… In a country like UK that shouldn't happen..! And Brexit is the main 'problem' at the moment????!!!

  24. Hey can i meet her I am serious I wanna marry her pls I found a true love in her plz plz I am begging you ❤😘 😫🙏🙏💓

  25. Think if I won the lottery. I would definitely help these people some how. It's good that they all help each other out. So many people just walk past them and do nothing.

  26. You are not only one being homeless, me too kind of, but little bit more safely. Looking happiness at your face made me just happy it's Priceless..
    ❤😁

  27. I wish all of the homeless people in the world a lot of health, joy, happiness and a nice, warm place they can call home. I’ve lived on the streets of Montreal and it was the hardest period ever. Thankfully I had an ex boyfriend who found me in a Park and gave me an Apartment and a Job, so I picked it up from there and started moving around. I now live in Germany and have a job and an Apartment. I can say I have a good life. My hope for all of you good people out there. Peace and love.

  28. They should clean that abondon pub and invite those homesless people lived with them so they have roof to share and lived living im the streets is awful very cold you couldn't sleep people keep on coming

  29. To all Asians specially Indians and Pakistani listen to them carefully, the root cause is complete destruction of family system feeling very sad for these poor young girls and can't imagine what they go through everyday. In Pakistani family system there is 0% chance that a girl would live on streets just because of their family problems.

  30. Guy came up to me with a microwave burger and asked to come back to his. Lol umm no? Lemme have the burger though, that'd be nice after your ignorance.

  31. Lord earth is large enough to incorporate His creation …
    These people should get out of these countries if they don't like this life…
    I am sure they can have good life in some other part of the world….

  32. GIRLS SLEEPING ROUGH CAUSE THEY ARE WORTHLESS PIECES OF SHITS THEY ONLY CAN DO THEIR BITCHERY AND MANIPULATE BUT CANNOT CHANGE THEIR FATE. THAT'S WHY THEY'RE ON THE STREETS. THEY WILL ONLY DO POLITICS, BITCHING & MANIPULATION

  33. Volunteery homeless people in Britain is soo eaay to get job but that what kind of you want you have to sacrifice your ego then.

  34. Don't take me wrong but she doesn't look like a homeless and poor at all.. posses a guitar and goes to a restaurant buys a stuffs to eat and she wears a fancy cloths too. I mean she looks adorable and beautiful young lady.
    Come to India if you wanna see a real homeless guys and girls.

  35. I'm trying to make a production company, this company's motive is to give job for every people in every country. And trying to produce the available products more easy and low costly.
    I'm trying to gave job to every age people wo need.
    For this all things i need ideas and good plans. So if anyone can suggest me something can give me reply please.. For every alive things on earth

  36. There is simply no reason why anyone should be homeless the council are legally obliged to house u if u are deemed to be homeless and not ur fault most homeless people are druggies or alcoholics who prefer the lifestyle they lead and a regular property is not there priority in front of crack or heroin.

  37. Many here has addiction issues ans now self esteem. I sure as hell wouldnt just sit on my ass on the pavement though. Hitchhike to the countryside and get a job and accomodation on a farm or whatever, be proactive!!

  38. Men have been dealing with homelessness for yonks but now women are becoming homeless it's a big deal all of a sudden

  39. in india rajasthan you feel very very very temperature high enough in day and in night you feel better but livelihood is problem for all

  40. 0:24 "Brighton and the South East have the highest proportion of rough sleepers outside London", ie the places closest to the channel(the border) if you have more people come into a place and the amount of housing doesn't increase at an equivalent amount then an increase in homelessness is what you will get. This country can't deal with more immigration when it can't even provide housing for its own citizens.

  41. Australia is heading in the same direction, the so called Australian goverment is importing votes full of disease & a revolting religion, giving them house's cars & wellfare. Leaving thousands of real born & bred young & old Aussies
    homeless. The cost of houseing & rentals has not been regulated to keep it affordable for family's, this situation is a abomination created by bad Goverments agenders.

  42. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving..Please Please Help needy people….✌️🤝✌️….

  43. If I were highly successful and had loads of money by my side I would help as many of these human beings as I can get back on there feet. No human deserves to starve and be cold out on the streets. Because to me it’s not about having loads of money to yourself when you can put it into charity to help the society when people are in need. I don’t care about money because money doesn’t matter to me but giving your heart to help another human being does matter to me because I care.

  44. He definately did that to her eyes by breaking her nose or something she is already in enough pain the horrible man her body language said it all , poor woman

  45. They need a job and shelter. Alcohol and drugs will destroy these people. Churches could help. The weather will get them sick. Winter time they will be indoors.

  46. They are depressed, they are lazy, they don't have any goals in their own life, they don't have money knowledge to use it, they live in past…so bad.

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