ADDED TO BELOW 23 AUG, GRATEFUL FOR UNEXPECTED ATTENTION TO THIS ARTICLE, ON FRIDAY 23 AUG 5 PM THE LAD MENTIONED IS NOT THERE OUTSIDE IN DONCASTER COLLONADE CENTRE- HOPE SOME ATTENTION HAS GOT HIM TAKEN TO PLACE OF SAFETY, THANKS FOR ANY SUPPORT T ALLOTT ARTICLE WRITER
I saw an unusually vulnerable looking homeless lad yesterday in Doncaster seated in the shopping mall above Priory Place Methodist church. He was reading the Bible. I dared ask him if he was fed and he told me he had been beaten up as an innocent victim. I dared give him a pound and wondered how far society dare malnourish when they can buy cans of cheap meat from Tesco for 50p and the church 'drop in' is near.
I returned today to use the library and found him still there and dared give him £2 more and a lady said she would give him a sandwich. He claims he is innocent and has been beaten for daring to live in property in an estate. If so it is a social indictment and evidence of how hypocritical society is, if the court now says to abuse utterly vulnerable, learning disabled, is chargeable, but he is left out like that, without social workers getting him a bit of allowance, basic food and something to make himself useful to society for.
He says churches such as Priory Place and Christchurch know of him and give bits of food in crisis but is so hard for his like that he has to get there and pay expensive bus fares or presumably walk. How far are churches influenced by ethics of money and social conformity to exclusion of Bible readers who are on the floor helpless? In terms of genuine belief in God they are called on to help vulnerable first but they do not. The message they give is that if that is where life has landed you, and you have not been applauded and paid a lot by society, or seen as a high profile socialite church member, then that is your lot and church just owes you a pittance and tiny bits of food. They end up malnourished. Yet you can eat cold foods for £8 -£10 a week to keep fed. Why is the church not getting him taken inside and given work to keep him occupied and protecting him from abuse?
The same inegalitarianism has been applied by St Georges church Barnsley to a lad from their own sister diocese before his mother retired. A lad called Gary from Rotherham at present told me that his mother worked for Sheffield diocese and he was screwed for money by Barnsley hospice and social workers, fed by mates, semi destitute although civilised, in 2002. He went home in the end. Once he said his legs collapsed and he could have been stabbed but dare not say. Society allows people who once in youth would have been called big headed kids by good teachers who disciplined them, to run churches and social networks that allow abuse and disadvantage, and their selfishness just runs to preventing starving to death. People get very big headed. I have heard library staff talk cutthroat in Wath, and Doncaster and other libraries in Yorkshire, with vulgar abuse like 'spastic' at any client they do not like, said under breath, but audible, or remarks like ' not fit to have been born, parental fault'. I have had sympathy in reply from Wath head manager outside the library area who says if they are provable, remarks I claimed I heard, by staff saying it was okay to put someone to sleep, are very serious and staff need tackling. I am not sure she can act for I have no proof. Good behaviour and better example, by people the system does not pay, is not even heard of by these malpractising staff.
I hope the lad gets helped. It is not to me or the lady who bought the sandwich to keep them fed. It is up to services who according to court should be working at better. I heard rumours after just getting today's sick payment to bank that I, or I think I, was a whore as I came to type this responsble article on library free access computer in Doncaster. Society should be better. People should not lie about those they have to diagnose disabled for access to increasingly permissive culture. It is upsetting. You know the truth. What you see in cases of this lad is no pretty truth. It has to be stopped....