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The hidden homeless...

Anne on one of Berkshire's hidden homeless sites

...All next week on BBC Radio Berkshire Anne, will be hearing the stories of Berkshire's hidden homeless. Anne has been out with the team from St Mungo's and Launchpad in Reading to meet some of the people who have found themselves without a roof over their heads.

In the picture above you can see Anne in a small area of woodland just outside Reading town centre, a stonesthrow from where many of you might live or shop. Here, astonishingly, six or seven people have set up home under canvas as they have no where else to live.

On Monday you can hear Anne share the tales of what she has seen, and Julie's story. Julie is from Reading and after problems with alcohol caused her to fight with her family she found herself on the streets with just the clothes she was standing in. Julie tells Anne about the low times she faced and the heartwarming kindness of complete strangers.

Anne Diamond meets Berkshire's hidden homeless, starting Monday 21st November from Midday.


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