Daniel’s mission to help homeless Scots
Charity creates dedicated role in bid to support Scots living on capital’s streets
12 January, 2018 — By Tom Foot
Daniel Harman: ‘It is my role not to show sympathy, but to empathise with each individual’s unique experience and support them along their recovery from homelessness’
A CHARITY has unveiled an outreach worker dedicated to helping homeless Scottish people in London.
Daniel Harman, who is Welsh, is working for the charity Borderline, based at The Connection project in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
It has created the dedicated role to work specifically with Scots – an estimated 12 per cent of people sleeping rough in the capital are from Scotland.
Mr Harman said his Welsh heritage would not prevent him from connecting with Scottish homeless people, adding: “I believe that the support I go on to provide takes precedence over my nationality.”
Mr Harman, who is trained in mental health and drug and alcohol recovery services, added: “It is my role not to show sympathy, but to empathise with each individual’s unique experience and support them along their recovery from homelessness.
“I believe developing such positive networks has already paid dividends with several referrals received for second-generation Scottish individuals.”
Mr Harman’s advice to anyone wanting to help homeless people is to direct them to organisations that provide shelters, food banks, soup kitchens and other services.
For more information, or to donate to Borderline, visit www.borderline-uk.org/help-us/