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- Closed on Thursday, 16th August 2018
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I was watching the news this evening, and although you always see awful things, this story really pulled at my heart strings, I can not believe as a country we could allow this to happen and be so cold and cruel, I want to help this man in anyway possible, just making life a little easier, I am only one person and can not do it alone...but I would like to help and this is the only way I can think how...
This is his story...
For the past year, Renford McIntyre has been homeless, mostly sleeping on a sofa in an unheated industrial unit in Dudley. Although he has lived in the UK for almost 50 years, and spent 35 years working and paying taxes as a tool setter, a delivery man in the meat industry and an NHS driver, he has been told that he is not British – and consequently is neither permitted to work nor eligible for any government support.
McIntyre, 64, has no shower and nowhere to cook, and has to visit friends if he wants to eat hot food or wash. “It’s an appalling place to live. I’m a proud man; I’m embarrassed at my age to be living like this,” he says.
He was surprised and confused to be told he was not British. He arrived in the UK in 1968 by plane from Jamaica. He was 14 and had come to join his mother, who had come over to become a nurse, and his father, who was working as a crane driver. “I’ve been here for almost 50 years, I’ve worked night and day, I’ve paid into the kitty – but now no one wants to help me,” he says.
PLEASE HELP ME HELP!
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