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Christopher is a former rough sleeper.

 
  March 15th 2016

Chris Ubsdell, a former rough sleeper, found getting a job to occupy the mind was a pretty big challenge

Chris Ubsdell, former rough sleeper, found getting a job to occupy the mind was a pretty big challenge. Once you make it off t...

 
  January 5th 2016

If you want to get off the street, you have to get serious, says Christopher Ubsdell

Living on the streets is a cycle that is very difficult to find a way out of, says Christopher Ubsell. After spending 10 years s...

 
  September 10th 2015

This is a voice for you, and a message to you and everyone who happens to leaf through its pages. You are not alone.

One of the worst things about living on the streets is the isolation from the rest of society. You see thousands of people every...

 
  May 4th 2015

Being ill on the street is as tough as it comes, says a former rough sleeper

It starts with a sore throat. Rasping rawness in the back, sandpaper scratching away. Then there’s the hacking cough, plun...

 
  April 7th 2015

Sometimes, the best way to get by is to learn from the experience of others...

Sometimes, the best way to get by is to learn from the experience of others. Christopher Ubsdell, who slept rough on-and-off for...

 
  December 3rd 2014

We’re criminalising homelessness without even knowing it

We’re criminalising homelessness without even knowing it, argues a former rough sleeper. I know I’m not the only o...

 
  August 31st 2014

Figures obtained by the Pavement under a Freedom of Information request show the number of people arrested for begging in London has almost doubled in the last three years.

Figures obtained by the Pavement under a Freedom of Information request show the number of people arrested for begging in London...

 
  July 9th 2014

Spikes are the least of your worries when trying to find a decent pitch, says former rough sleeper Christopher Ubsdell

There was an uproar recently followed by a social media campaign about some spikes that were placed outside a block of flats in...

 
 

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