More than 320,000 people have no home in the U.K. 

Some 40,000 of these are single mothers.

"My kind request, please understand Homeless people are not animals."

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Change Please

More and more people are being forced out on to the streets because of profound injustice and broken systems.

This injustice can be easily addressed.

Why don't we just stop it?

Since the homeless can't build shelters because of property and land laws, it is up to those with homes and resources to

solve this ridiculous problem.

Homelessness is the symptom of a broken system and uncaring society.   

Compassion is key to evolution.

"The day I was really hungry I got on my knees in the middle of the town centre and I cried out to God. I said please God, I am so hungry I’ve got three days now without food. Then I stood up, and I walked around the corner, looked on the floor and there was five pounds." 

“Sometimes you can go a couple of days, sometimes you can go a week. I think the longest I’ve ever been is about a week an a half.”

AT LEAST 800 PEOPLE HAVE DIED HOMELESS ON THE STREETS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS

The oldest was 94 years old.

Homeless

An Exhibition for Change

Presenting an extensive work and study of homelessness over the course of 4 years, this exhibition aims to change how the world perceives and treats some of the most amazing yet vulnerable people on Earth.

By explaining how and why extreme poverty still exists in the "developed world", and presenting solutions to this gross injustice, I hope to create lasting

change for humanity.

All profits from this exhibition support our work to create real, lasting solutions and profound social change

 

(details below).

Sponsored By
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"Powerful artwork". -

"It's the best picture of me I've ever seen"

OVER 50,000 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS IN LONDON.

WHY.

Meanwhile over 24,000 commercial properties and 72,000 homes in London have been empty for 6 months or more.

 

The usage of property and land as an investment vehicle for the wealthy has lead to a profound struggle for the lower income majority. Coupled with the fact that new urban developments overwhelmingly target high income and globally mobile buyers, this means that the lack of accommodation for low income individuals will continue; even while residential spaces remain empty.

 

This growing lack of suitable living space for hundreds of thousands of people is causing a devastating form of economic imprisonment; affecting every layer of society. We must wake up and realise that

an investment in humanity is an investment in us all.

"You know every winter times how many innocent

homeless people die? Please help them.

That’s my kind request”.

 

- Brother Sanga,

 

Sanga was an amazing and beautiful human who came to the U.K seeking Assylum after being tortured in Sri Lanka. He was refused right to work

and forced out onto the streets of London, where he painted colourful art in Trafalgar Square to try and make people happy.

He remained homeless in London for 9 years, and died months after filming this message.

I was not in the country at the time, and returned to find my friend dying in hospital.

Why does this happen. Why do we leave people to suffer on the streets.

If this is just the world we were born into;

Why haven't we changed it.

More than 320,000 people have no home in the U.K. 

Some 40,000 of these are single mothers.

"Homelessness is our collective responsibility, servants of love must face it together. "

Change it

The system of today causes profound inequality which ultimately leads to poverty, dependance and homelessness.

 

By concentrating resources into the hands of a few people, it actively forces others into dependency upon state

& corporate systems.

Misdirection through the media makes the majority ignorant of truth, thinking

that this is a normal way of life. 

This is not normal now and has not been true for most of human history. The world

as it stands is very much broken. 

This unjust system creates much unnecessary pain and suffering and purposeless struggle

It is high time we end this. 

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In London alone many thousands of people are currently sleeping on the streets, in dirty alleyways, public parks or places no one sees. 

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The number of human beings forced to sleep on the streets has doubled in less than a decade.

They Need Us to Care About Them

Of all those people left out on the streets,

So many are kind hearted and needlessly suffering.

Why haven't we fixed this.

These wonderful people have so much to give.

I have lived beside many of them and not only believe but fully know this.

 

Over the years I have seen how the world system is breaking their spirits.

I have been forced to see many suffer and die out on the streets.

Why.

Why do we pass by doing nothing?

Why do we allow this.

"The system will never change for the good of the people, unless good people stand

up to make change for themselves. It is time for us all to awaken the world."

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The system of today is built on massive past injustice.

 

Several centuries of enslavement,

oppression, subjugation, indoctrination,

class/caste structures and wars have lead to unbelievable distortions of both resources and society.

Much of this world was built upon poverty and economic slavery. Continual concentration of resources by selfish entities has left us now with a world in which a few corporations can overpower

many nations

"By working together many solutions become possible."

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Those who are loving know we are meant to overcome this. 

By working together many solutions become possible. 

We can crowdfund resources and give humanity a home.

We can also give those without work good employment.

Helping the homeless to help themselves,

Will improve life for all people.

Without basic shelter what can a man realistically achieve in modern society? If we do not change our attitude towards the so called "homeless" of this world, then we had better create infrastructure to support them. Otherwise, they live unbelievably difficult lives which for many become unbearable. Far too many are dying today.

The simple truth is that people on the streets can't do this themselves. If they could, they would not be there. They need our help.

 

People are suffering, completely needlessly.

This is wrong and we can change it.

We must change it.  

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"I don't want to beg for money, I only do it if I have to do it". 

We urgently need to provide free food and living spaces to people without financial resources or income. Temporary facilities are not acceptable. We need to build at a standard that breathes life and hope into people. To build a place that is beautiful, making them feel cared for and worthwhile. When we show others this kindness and respect they are invited to offer it toward themselves. The streets take away human dignity and self worth.

With our home spaces we plan to give that back.

"How can I stay out of trouble if I've got nowhere to go?"

"If I had a place I’d like to think I could sort myself out, but without money or opportunity or a chance, how can I? That’s seen as an excuse, but it isn't. It’s the way it is." 

Why continue a world where there are no free spaces for human beings to just rest. We can just let it fall away instead, while building something better. Today there are almost no open, safe, free places of shelter, because people think they can own the space around them.

How can a planet be "owned" by someone?

Why don't we just share.

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When we work together so

much good is possible.

Only loving people care, so it is up to the loving to create true change.

As more and more people find themselves unable to secure affordable housing in cities and too few new houses are being built to meet demand, we can develop affordable, sustainable communal living spaces that both tackle this crisis and raise the bar for social service.

Creating Better

Using Creative Studio Cafes' that direct ALL profits to creating a better world, we plan to unlock the power of people to shape their own futures. Our locations will provide the facilities and

funding for caring communities to join us in creating a much better world.

Co-Living community

Designing for Change

Carefully designed by a passionate team to help recover the sense of self worth and true value for people the world labels as homeless, we have spent years conceiving a beautiful and affordable shared living solution to tackle this crisis.

To create this at scale we must develop a stable source of income that funds the development and operation of these spaces worldwide. We also need to provide a way back for guests to rejoin the wider community and find fulfilling work. This is where the Creative Studio Cafe's step in.

"The world is in desperate need of creative solutions to social and environmental problems. We must enable change creators to address our urgent need. This is what these spaces are all about."

A place to serve Love

We need to build safe, quality, peaceful spaces for people without space of their own. This is a fundamental necessity for wellbeing and a basic human right. Without addressing this how can we face deeper issues or transform an already challenging world?

It is not for us as a society to overcome every individual's issues, but it is for us to solve this one.

Homelessness is our collective responsibility, we who serve love must face it together. 

Why is this our collective responsibility? Because without modern systems there would be free open spaces and thriving tribal cultures.

Any good tribe looks after their own. If we enable these systems which give the rich control over land then

we're responsible for facing the injustice and poverty this creates.

Accelerating Good Works

While many people have great ideas that can help better our world they do not often have access to the funding or facilities which best manifest them physically. Serving the poor and protecting the environment does not make money,

so our studio cafe's will generate income

for good, charitable, works.

The Studio Cafe'

Serving nutritious food from a beautiful live arts venue while surrounded by inspiring and educational exhibitions the Studio Cafe's will provide employment and support to help our friends recover from the trauma of the streets. Bringing local communities together for social change where our profits support the development and management of our communal living spaces. 

 

 

Facilities include:

Meeting Rooms & Conference Facilities

Media Labs & Creative Equipment

Live Performance & Events Space

Music Session Rooms & Studio

Creative Art Studio & Exhibition Spaces

Meditation and Therapy Space

Cafe', Juice Bar & Kitchen

Sustainable Goodness

The Studio Cafe's will provide a community fund, equipment and facilities to support further social and environmental projects and accelerate change in our world for good.

Creating Change

By allowing people to use our facilities for good and providing the funding to support their projects, a cup of coffee, a warm meal or a session booking in one of our rooms will help to build real, scalable solutions to local and global issues.

Serving Love

It is not for us as a society to overcome every individual's issues, but it is for us to solve this one.

Homelessness is our collective responsibility, we who serve love must face it together. 

Why is this our shared responsibility? Because without modern systems there would be free open spaces and thriving tribal cultures.

Any good tribe looks after their own. If we enable these systems which give the rich control over land then

we're responsible for facing the injustice and poverty this creates.

"If we want to serve love facing poverty is our duty."

An Engine for Good

We need an engine for change and this is it.

Facilities, equipment, creative community and funding, all in one place.

Our Cafe' will use all of its profits to provide food and shelter for those most in need while supporting those who are working to improve life for all humanity and the environment we all depend upon.

Our Shared Future

The Cafe's profits will provide a public fund to support and launch social projects.

This enables the community to enact local and global change from the ground up by providing the facilities and funding needed to bring their projects to life. 

 

I believe in a not for profit world; A sustainable and  shared world where people work for on what they love and for causes that they believe in. A world where all new development is

completely sustainable - because everything else is unsustainable.  

If you believe in this world too,

please join in its creation.

"You’ve gotta wait for a certain time, to find a place that’s dry, and then there’s competition for it so you have to fight for it."

Without basic shelter what can a man realistically achieve in modern society? If we do not change our attitude towards the so called "homeless" of this world, then we had better create infrastructure to support them. Otherwise, they live very difficult lives which for many is unbearable and a great many each year die.

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"You’re in a situation you can’t control, with problems you

can’t solve, so you do what you can to survive."

Huge Potential

Last year the people of the U.K spent over £9.7 Billion on coffee, £16 Billion on alcohol and £49 Billion in restaurants and cafe's. 

 

We aim to redirect as much of that financial power as possible toward social and environmental good, through a network of Creative Cafe's all across the country and rest of the world.

The Cafe's profits will provide a public fund to support and launch social projects.

Project is funded by donations and Art Sales.

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