The article by Cira Olivier (News, June 28) made me weep - not often that happens. I have become quite hard over the years.

Twice in my life, I have slept on the streets - courtesy of newspaper editors who wanted to see what it was like - at my expense.

I can assure anyone who has not done so, it is hard, cruel and unbelievably soul destroying.

The following day I had a warm bed to crawl into, my fellow street dwellers did not. The sheer terror of knowing you have no roof over your head, no toilet handy,

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