Britain’s Homeless In Winter | Girls Living On The Streets Of Brighton

Britain’s Homeless In Winter | Girls Living On The Streets Of Brighton


I had two old women, surprisingly,
came over to me, gave me some money. They read my sign and said,
“To be honest, I don’t mind if you “do abuse drugs or alcohol.” And then gave me some money.
I was like, “OK, fair enough.” People just tend to leave
homeless people’s stuff alone, unless it’s, like,
another homeless person that doesn’t have a sleeping bag
or whatever, that’ll probably get nicked, but I could just get another one. Yeah, today’s been all right. I had a few weirdos come up
to me, though, like, asking me to go back
to their house and stuff. Er…one brought me a microwave
burger and then said, “Do you want to come back to mine?”
I was like, “No.” You all right? Can I have
a popcorn chicken and barbecue beans and a Fanta, please? Oh, that’s handy.
They didn’t give me a fork. Well, the other day when it was
raining I made £12.50. And I had to get tobacco, food for my other half, our sleeping bag was soaked, so we had to sleep with just
blankets, no sleeping bag. My other half don’t sit out,
it’s just me doing it. No-one really looks at men twice, whereas I’m a woman,
people feel sorry and more inclined to give me money. It’s not really very fair. HE RAPS He’s very good. Brighton’s full of some characters. SHE LAUGHS SHE LAUGHS Oh, my God! # Na-na-na-na. # Woo! See you, mate. All right,
see you. See you later. Have a lovely day.
You too, see you later. Let me throw one at you. All right, I can’t do it
with my left hand. Did you throw it? I did. I threw one, yeah, but I’m not going to throw too many
Jcos they’re fucking nice. Aw, it’s got black bits as well. Our landlord was illegally renting. He basically had loads of safety
issues he was meant to fix. He had someone living
in the cupboard. He had, like, loads of
people in, like, rooms. He even had a couple with a baby. And, yeah, the council took the
house back, basically. Yeah, we were called intentionally
homeless, unfortunately. It was awful. When it’s boring, we take the piss
out of each other. We like a lot of the same stuff, but we’re also
different enough to not, like, not, you know, not get bored
of each other. Do you love him? Yeah, course. I love him loads. I want to be with him to the end.
You know? Oh, that hit the lip, though… There’s people starving
in the world. I can change anything about me
and, you know, he’ll love me. Like, he’ll love the person inside. I never had that before. So you had a kid lifting the shutter
up and he was like, “What…” He was like, “What, what…” The times we have
done it outside, like… Like I said, when
we’ve a heavy sleep, I’ve woken up with this shutter
open and my bum to the window with loads of
people sitting in there. I don’t think they
would want it again. Maybe it’s just sex. People are just
funny about watching people… watching homeless people have sex in
the middle of the street, I suppose. Kiss? I bit your lip then.
SHE LAUGHS I’ll bite your lip. Come on in. Welcome
to my humble abode. That is another homeless guy’s
mess that I cleared out. And down here… ..is a door… Oh, he’s in. To where we can get in.
This is my partner. Are you all right being on camera? Yeah. You’re on it now.
SHE LAUGHS We’ve got to sweep it up cos
the wind’s blown all the crap down. Do you want to come in? It’s a bit
dark and a little bit smelly. And, yeah, this is just… ..this was sort of all the crap
that was left in here, so we just pulled it all down to one
end to keep it sort of maintained, if you like. Nah, they’re all off. We had a… ..the beautiful tenant,
that was on the meth. Oh, is it Dil’s room? Yeah.
This is how he actually lived. He would sleep in that. It’s just as well you’ve got no
Smell-O-Vision, to be honest. So our room’s a bit more light,
so we might be able to see. Yeah. Excuse the mess, but… Wardrobe malfunction this morning. We’re quite lucky to
have this, really. Yeah, you can sleep here.
Cos you can lock the door, you don’t have to worry about
your stuff being stolen, someone hurting you in the night. You don’t have to worry, really. How long have you been here? This one. About three and
a half months? Yeah. And then… About three and
a half months, easy. Yeah, about, yeah. We were in
Addaction for about a month. Well, we were in… With a shelter
bit, weren’t we, in a tent? That was awful.
That was really scary. And before that, we was
in there for about a month. Then we were in a car park
for about three weeks. In a tent, wasn’t it?
It can be quite scary. Well, not… Probably not for you,
cos you’re a male, but… For a girl, yes. I found myself on
the train the other day. This lady was quite well-spoken.
I thought, “Aw, she’s quite posh.” And I thought, “Actually,
it’s not that she’s posh, “I’ve just been around
lots of scumbags.” You know, I know it sounds awful,
but, you know, it’s the difference. It’s like a totally different
life being homeless. CAT MEOWS
Oh, there he is. Oh. There he is. That’s Rudolph. Lovely. Lovely Rudolph. Our red-nosed
reindeer. Yeah, red nose. Mwah. How long have we been living here? For about…
Yeah, it’s about… Two weeks. Two weeks. In this place. The only… The only thing that keeps us warm is
each other’s body warmth. If we could be on our own…
Yeah. ..it’s impossible to survive
in this kind of cold. What happened to your eye? Can you see that? So I was coming down, yeah. That hill. And I thought the
entrance to the tent was over here. So, I was trying to get in… And… And I… I crawled…
SHE LAUGHS I fell and crawled.
Somewhere here. Somewhere, yeah. Somewhere here.
So why were you evicted? Because of the arrears. I’ve tried to start
Universal Credit again. Just recently. And now
I’m waiting for decision. We will see. We lived there for 13 years. Yeah. We worked here for seven. Mm. Hm. You’re grumpy four-year-old. They can only re-home the cat,
but we don’t want that. And they told me, “Think with your
brain, not with your heart.” I’m thinking with both. He’s like a child to us. Yeah. We can’t leave him. We can’t leave him, no way. I’m going to die from heartache. SHE GROANS
I fucking hate you sometimes. You do make my life just
that little bit longer. That’s men for you, darling. Have you got a filter? When I first got homeless, I came straight to Brighton and
Cat and Ped were still here, so… Can I have the…?
Did you recognise me? Yeah. I recognise everyone
I know in the street. Shit, I have people walk past me on
the street every day that I don’t even know that come to check if I’m
OK because apparently I’ve spoken to them in the past.
What’s the plan for today? Er, we’re going to go to the lanes, sit out, try and make
£35 for a hotel. That’s it, really.
That’s what I do every day. I don’t have any
regulars in Brighton, but that’s cos
I don’t have a set spot. Everyone else has got set spots,
so they ask me to move when I’ve sat down. Right, I’ll see you later, Cat.
See you later, darling. See you later. See you
later, darling. Good luck. Kelly. Our lost a little girl. I think she just needs
a little bit of guidance, like, a little bit of help. Like a mum figure
sort of thing, you know, like, that is going to
point her in the right direction. KELLY HUMS I don’t think she’s got a lot
of family that she has a lot to do with. I’ve been on the street only
about six months now. It feels like forever, though. # Another head hangs lowly # Child is slowly taken # When the violence… # I want to be a jazz singer. Sometimes I get enough
money to go to, like, an all-you-can-eat buffet. That’s fun when that happens. # But you see
It’s not me… # My sister lived in
the same hostel as me and so did my brother
when they were younger. And they got treated pretty
much the same in there. My brother, he’s in prison
at the moment, till 2020. He’s got really bad mental health. I used to take drugs myself. A lot of drugs, actually. I think it’s just a bit of a circle. A lot of us come from
the care system as well. I guarantee you every single
homeless person’s been in care at one point. I went into
care when I was six. They came and actually took me
from school, social services, I didn’t even get to
say goodbye to my mum. They… I was in a cooking class and
they came in, drove me from Hastings to Ashford. I was only meant to be there three
days, which turned into three years, which then turned into
till I was 18. And now I’m on the street.
SHE LAUGHS For sleeping, I’ve realised it’s
about underneath you, not above you. Like, it was so cold
a couple of times, like, you haven’t wanted to get out
your sleeping bag so you, like, literally wet yourself, like,
thinking it would help, do you know what I mean? And you can’t just have a bit of
cardboard and a sleeping bag, it’s too cold, you know. My dad, I sort of stopped talking
to, like, when I was about, I don’t know…when
I was about eight years old. It’s pretty hard to explain about
my mum, to be honest, it’s… ..it’s one of them, erm… It’s not a love-hate relationship. It’s more like she’s
like my sister. So… And I think cos she got put
out at a young age… erm… ..she thinks, you know, everything
should be done by yourself. I can’t go there for
help, basically. Unfortunately. Erm, it’s hard to talk
to her, basically. It’s always ended in argument, so… Next step – home, yeah,
I guess, basically. Or a job, really. Cos they all come in
hand-in-hand, really. Got to have a job to get
a home, a home to get a job. She says she’s not coming out. And Rudolph not coming out. Yeah, come here. Thank you so much. I can’t…I can’t even move. It gets, the pain was so bad,
honestly, honestly. It was so bad I couldn’t move. You should see her legs. No. Show me your leg. No. Show me your… No. Give… No. Show me your leg. No. She’s going through so much pain. Oh, and I think…
I think it’s my kidneys. I think it’s my kidneys. Diana, are you…
are you thankful to have, erm, someone like Greg? Yes, absolutely. Would you be able to do
this on your own? No. Never, never. No.
She’s going to die on her own. Mm-mm. Not on my own, no. Yeah. There he is. There he is. My boy. Diana have to see doctor first, and so we’re going to go to Seaview
to see doctor about her eye. And then I’m going to be busking at
the Co-op in St Leonards probably. We’ll see how it goes.
We’ll see where is empty spaces. We used to be on drugs. It took us to hit bottom to
realise what we need in life. Some people, some people just say,
“We don’t give a…” you know, and keep doing drugs. But we are not
like that. We are different. HE SINGS IN OWN LANGUAGE What did they say
about your nose and eyes? He can call me a taxi to go
to the doctor’s to have, erm… ..scan. Are people thinking that it
was Greg that did this to you? Yeah. Yeah. They say… They all say that’s me. I mean, we
argue, yeah, we arguing sometimes, but not to the point… Everybody knows we argue, but… But not to that point. SHE SIGHS Yeah, I’m always looking after her. I was bloody in the woods, innit?
Yes, well, sometimes I can be a little bit over the line, but not like that. No. No, no way. Oh, come on, darling. I love her. Ooh! I was in a relationship with
a partner who turned out to be… And I had my son, who’s seven. My partner turned out to
be very violent and basically stopped… The relationship obviously stopped. But for a safe way to do it, I had to put my son with
my sister to look after him, cos I was mentally just,
like, destroyed and I ended up losing
the accommodation with the pub and stuff, so I went through
to Worthing Churches, cos this is my local
connection area. Can you do wheelies? It’s not as hectic over here. The services are crap. But it’s not hectic, like, Brighton
lifestyle’s hectic anyway. Even though services aren’t
good out here, it’s safer to me to be out on the
streets in Worthing than Brighton, cos it’s bigger, there’s
more people out there. Is Lance there? Are you all right? How are you? How are you? Yeah. I’ve got
a bloody stinking cold. Really? Yeah. Is that a onesie?
Well, I’ve got a cold, too. Yeah, I told someone I was ill
and they brought me this. There you are. I’ve got some more. They’re for your blocked
nose and stuff. They helped me. Yeah? Yeah, I’ll give it to you like that. Yeah, OK, go on, then. Yeah. What are you…?
I’m going off in town with him. Yeah? And then I’ll give you
a ring when we’re heading back. Yeah. I’ll give you a call, come see
you before I head off. You’ve got my number? Yeah. I just
haven’t got your new one. Yeah. Do you know what I mean?
No, give me a hug. See you. Sorry. All right. All right. It’s all
right. I’ll see you later, babe. Yeah. Do you feel that you have
to protect Charlotte? Erm, I do and I don’t.
If ever the need arises, then of course I would protect her.
I will protect her at any point. But I don’t feel that
I need to, generally. She, like… I think she prides
herself on looking after herself and being quite independent,
you know, strong. Couple weeks ago I got beaten
up by two guys here. Like, gave me a black
eye, a fat lip, like… Bit of a bad tooth.
Then one of them was like, “You’re lucky you’re a girl.” I’m thinking, “What would you
have done if I was a guy?” You all right, mate?
You all right? You all right? Are you rolling one? It’s raining, it’s cold. I’m not well. Hopefully, we’re going
to rent a room out. We’ve saved about 100 and something and we’ve got about 150 more to go. Well, the landlord, he
didn’t mind about a deposit. We explained our situation and he
said he didn’t mind us paying it weekly rather than
monthly, be easier for us. Oh, bloody hell. Oh! We’re nearly at the end. I don’t think they’re
feeling very well. Bless them. It’s sad because… ..I don’t really feel for
the ones I don’t really know cos they’re not very nice to me. Charlotte and Lance have always been
nice and when I see them, like, not doing very well on a day
or something, it makes me sad. It’s £100 a week, so
I can shower and cook. I’m not going to miss this. I’m not talking to you. You drank two and half litres
of cider yourself. Look at yourself. Oh, my God. That looks good. How do you feel?
Well good. 100%. You look better. Looks well good, yeah.
Mwah. It does.

100 thoughts on “Britain’s Homeless In Winter | Girls Living On The Streets Of Brighton

  1. kelly you are sutch a lovely girl i am a fan of the documentry but am hoping you have got on and got a place you deserve a world full of happyness keep smiling all our love the girls fron sunderland xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. shame and slap on the face of the whole Britain. one of top 10 economies in the world. they colonise other parts of the world to feed your greedy rulers. the queen does not such a lavish palace. you have enough money to do something for these people. you are the so called civilized society. when the politician talk, i think they think of themselves as philosophers like some type of tolstoy but they are not and they do not need to be to solve these small problems.

  3. and to people who are praying for them, Muslims all over the world pray five times a day.In yemen ,syria ,iraq , afghanistan, young children are dying because of the war and starvation but praying does not save them.
    we have to do something act what ever it is very little but action makes alot of difference.

  4. Although im across the pond from the UK… I have opened my humble dwelling to someone in need. Ive done it 3 times and all ended up stepping up in the world. Nobody understands how things bcome exponentially more expensive when you are homeless. Simple things like food cost a lot more. Im very selective on who I offer help to. My gut tells me when I need too and hasnt done me wrong yet.

  5. Next time you see someone homeless just think it can happen to anyone at any time, so what is a couple of pound out of your pocket, it's nothing to you but a massive thing to someone homeless.

  6. All seem very intelligent people. Also notice that a few are musicians , music is a great relaxer and helps to elevate your mind to cope with rough situations. I wish The best for you ALL…..

  7. People shouldn't have to sleep on the streets in England now days we are a rich country we house people from other countries all the time so we should look after are selfs first , charity begins at home. ?

  8. Can someone remind me of how much fuckin money our country sends overseas for aid etc.. the uk has to be the worst fucked up country ever

  9. Is kelly still homeless???? Just been watching this, the cranberries zobie song is so touching, anybody know? Id like to help her if she still is.

  10. why is it always white British born people who are homeless , many British born families have been evicted by councils , so that immigrants can move in due to a shortage in social housing

  11. I hope the refugees from Africa and Middle East channel some compassionate influence from Mohammed and take these homeless people in to care for them.

  12. Thank u Jesus for my 4 beautiful children and keeping me on my feet and allowing me to have everything I have today amen 🙏

  13. There is a disgustingly greedy YouTuber from Brighton, Jessica Kellgren Fozard who is married to a dentist, has a huge YT career and complains cuz the UK govt won't give her as much benefit as a person without a rich dentist spouse. Cus she's apparently disabled. She should look at these poor souls in her town and understand that being Mrs Dentist isn't unfair

  14. I am so thankful for the old man who gave me a chance and a place to live after being homeless…he just rented me a room, but no one would rent to someone like I was for a long time…I held on to $700 (which is nearly impossible while being on the street), and applied to hundreds of places…but he was the only one who gave me a chance. That saved my life, honestly.

  15. Would you rather live at home with your family and have no one to talk to and be ridiculed by a father who hates you cos you didnt turn out the way he wanted you to because when you needed him he was out drinking and what not or would you rather live in a tent or public home and work minimum wage and also pay for your studies in order to get a degree and get a better job with the upside being that you get to live with the person you love who loves you back.thats a question i keep asking myself.i dont mean to be ungrateful but at least they get to be with the person they love without the fear of the cops being called on you only cos you wanted to spend some time with your friend/lover.

  16. For a generation whos greatest achievment was being able to reproduce a huge amount of children they sure do suck at raising their children and having their needs fulfilled.i really hope that the millenials learn from the mistakes of their parents and dont bring their kids up to ruin their lives and put them through such misery.simply put if you dont think you have it in you to raise a kid the right way just dont have kids.use protection.at the very least dont have more than one kid if you really want a kid but cant raise them properly just have one instead of 4

  17. I met charlotte recently after watching this the first time. She was so inviting and kind. She told me about how she became homeless and how it can literally happen to anybody, she's so brave. I wish i had magical powers and could get all homeless people off the streets

  18. Hello, Newton Prep year 7 are doing a sleep out to raise money for a charity called Glass Door which gives homeless people a place to sleep. So please could you click on this link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/newtonprepy7sleepout to donate or if you have any kind of social media could you please give us a shout out to raise awareness. Thank you for your time.

  19. And another thing you mean to tell me you had someone constantly filming this girl for days, but yet she only needed £150 to get a place to lay her head and you filmed her going out to make it instead of giving it to her or even giving her a little bit to put toward the room? Aight den.
    Kinda Like when I see those sponcer a child for 50c day but all I can think to myself is “how much money went into this commercial as a whole that could have went towards some food for the next few weeks” lmao…lvl.100 fuckery

  20. I'm confused… Can someone enlighten me please… Why would someone as young as 18 in the UK be homeless? Don't they have parents or relatives that could cater for them? I come from a "3rd world country" & it doesnt happen this way. If a child loses either of the parents or both, the parent's relatives are usually willing to take charge of the child & if there's more than one child then the entire family would have to hold a meeting on how to share the responsibilities by each member family contributing monthly for their up keep.. Rather than leaving them to roam the streets. So can someone explain to me how this is happening in a 1st world country?

  21. The Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
    “Any Jew or Christian who hears about me and does not believe in what I came with will certainly enter the Fire.”

    Muslim (153) by Abu Huraira

  22. Reminds me of the Rhianna song " We found love in a hopeless place…".😢❤
    Love is the only thing that could make the homeless experience a bit more bearable. Money would help but then if they all had money they wouldn't be homeless. So while they are homeless I wish them all LOVE💝
    I know he gave his gf the black eye but I think he punched her and as it darkened the next day he could not deal with the visual effect of what he did so he went into denial and she is very codependant so she is afraid to leave him as he is the one that supports her by busking. I think she drinks some of the money and perhaps he does too and then the fights happen. There are men that only get violent when they drink and then block ut out when they are sober so i guess this couple is like that. He cares so much about that cat, he is able to show a caring side so i believe he may be a jekkel and hyde type personality.

  23. I used to sleep in motors, worked bought myself a caravan lived in that for a bit now ive got a 3 bedroom semi, 2 pups, chickens and a cat, 4 years. Diddnt sit still worked my socks off.

  24. UK beggars live on road with Girl friends….and girls even take interest in beggars as boyfriend and live along with them on roads.

  25. Irrespective of their circumstances….they are very brave women. I wish they live happily and deserve a much better life…..Respect to these beautiful SOULS

  26. Perhaps the royals could chuck a pound or two to help !!!!!! Basically we need to start building houses for the poor and needy , scrap all these silly ideas like HS2 , spend the money on house building ., Borris bikes another tax waste .
    The country needs houses now , start taxing all these American companies that trade in uk and pay no or little tax , i f the rich want to leave to go to a tax haven, then go . We can’t go on like this .

  27. That women did not fall over, he boyfriend is abusing her, when she was asked about her eye she shit herself and he spoke over her.

  28. Why don´t Zoella help them? 🙂 Well, I´ve seen she gives money and stuff to womens shelter, so I guess maybe she´s helping these people a bit to? 🙂

  29. Howcome it's only ever brits that are homeless, I never see migrants or immigrants homeless on the street. We need to look after our own people before giving homes to others..

  30. I watched this documentary a while ago and ever since Kelly pops into my head just randomly… I would love an update to know how the beautiful soul is doing these days

  31. I wandering if they will go to work like all off us will change something… Maybe for all off us will be easier and we will not need to pay a loot off taxes to cover the benefits they claim, all I can say Laziness and no education.

  32. English women are so beautiful. I really hope they find a better way. These girls need help. They should be in school or in an environment safe.

  33. Kelly looks so tired shes only a bairn and looks over 30 I don't mean at all 2 offend but this girl has the waight of the world on her shoulders bless her hart I love her love her shes one of the best in these documentrys but she looks so knakerd xxxxx

  34. I swear this girl with the guitar has a kindness heart the way she talks said it all..hope god will lead her the right way she deserves everything.

  35. In a world where most people just care about their damned quid, it's nice to come across a vid like this. Cheers. Liked n' subbed.

  36. Kelly seems like amazing young lady, don’t know her whole story, don’t need too either, but .. I wish her best and wish I could reach out to her here from the states !

  37. i guess a 'girl' living on the streets is more tragic, don't see a documentary about young guys living on the streets. not even watching this bullshit.

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