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When Homelessness is used to spin the proverbial windmill of legal obligations!

rhoda anne young
5 min readApr 28, 2022
legal windmills by rhoda anne young

There’s been a new advert circulating the UK Radio waves.
I don’t know the exact script but it goes something like this:

No Home … No Address … No Address … No Bank Account
No Bank account … No Job … No Job … No Home
No Home … No Address

It emphasises the vicious bureaucratic circle of red tape that we face as homeless in the UK. The HSBC bank is trying to resolve the issue with their new account for the homeless,and although I fully appreciate their efforts, I’m afraid to say “it falls short of resolving many pitfalls of gaining employment under these circumstances”.

There are several other significant links in the chain that need to be taken into consideration to fully resolve the “No home … No job” crisis.

Distrust of charities, banking & officials

HSBCs new bank account for the homeless requires that you go through one of their partner “homeless charities” to gain an account.



rhoda anne young

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