The we have so many 'solutions' filed away in some filing cabinet after bragging rights on stake holder meetings to numerous to count yet no implementation, state and non state actors are good at that but the actual work is yet to materialise.
I will believe it when it happens and yet another report comes which looks so similar to the previous ones and that of the scrapped Safe House Project 2007/8/9 that some of the very men were in and JFLAG basically abandoned them with the excuse that their bad behaviour was the reason when the pilot project ended before its run, they do not want to get their hands dirty and walk with the population hand in hand really and expect others to do that, then to turn around and act as if they care as homelessness is not their role it may seem as the elites literally are contemptuous of the group. Remember the IDAHO event where JFLAG left out the very homeless when the subject was on homelessness? see: JFLAG EXCLUDES HOMELESS MSM FROM IDAHO SYMPOSIUM 2013
The nature and outcomes of those interventions have been chronicled in a report released in collaboration with the British High Commission.
Speaking at the launch of the report, Robinson noted that he has been working with a number of partners to address the issues facing the group.
A Different Approach
"Over the past three years, (sorry Mr Robinson this problem is much older than that) we have grappled with the issue of a group of homeless young gay men who have taken residence in particular areas throughout the constituency ... but the reason I got to the point where I felt there had to be a different type of intervention is because the definition of madness is doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different result," he said.
Robinson indicated that he approached the PMI to address the issues facing the group given that efforts to remove them from the Shoemaker Gully have produced little result because they merely relocate to other areas in his constituency.
"I felt it was important to have a formal intervention and to document some of the challenges, we know the challenges anecdotally but we have not had the kind of intervention that the PMI has formally done," he said.
While indicating that the intervention has gone well, Robinson said it has not yet solved the problem.
"We need continuous interventions for this group because it is a unique group. There are a number of unique characteristics of this group which require unique intervention beyond the typical homeless population and even beyond what is done for the LGBT population," he added.
Robinson outlined that the issue of shelter remains a challenge that he intends to tackle.
Robinson said that the report is intended to shed light on the issues facing the group and to seek solutions.
"This, I hope, will be the beginning of a broader dialogue on this issue where we can bring in other stakeholders to the table so that we can find a lasting solution," he said
please see the PMI and Superintendent Murdock on CVM TV's Live @ 7 on May 21, I have to agree with Simon Crosskill its host the report seems minuscule and designed to impress the funders more than real solutions, click HERE
New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker MSM/Trans homeless persons
And we continue to reap the world-wind for not addressing homelessness when it was manageable 2013
then there are the previous comments on camera by the goodly MP in February 2013:
The Quietus ......... The Safe House Project Closes
Homeless MSM to feel the pinch as JASL issues ultimatum (where it all began to go downhill in 2008/9)