Twelve homeless people have received the love and care from a Cardiff barber by having free haircut.
Twelve homeless people have received the free haircut service by a Cardiff barber on Monday this week.
Darren Flower, manager of Man About Cardiff came up the idea and opened his shop for homeless people. He said he was shocked by the great number of homeless people on the street this year and wanted to do something good for them in the cold months.
“I’ve only been working here (Man About Cardiff) as a manager for 8 weeks. Before that, I worked in Whitchurch where very rarely did I see homeless people. But now working in the city centre, it is very shocking to see the amount of homeless and cold people. We want to do something about this,” said Darren Flower.
“There were 12 homeless people coming into the barber shop,” said Darren, “I think they (homeless people) don’t need to be nervous. Just come in and making themselves feel warm and comfortable.”
This is the first time Man About Cardiff and Darren have done this event, and they plan to do it monthly in the future. Although Darren said appearance may not be important for homeless people, he thinks clean haircut can help them feel better.
According to the data released by The Wallich, the leading homeless charity of Wales, there has been a large rise in the number of homeless people on the street in Cardiff since 2013. It is reported that the Wallich’s Rough Sleepers Intervention Team helped 31 people per day in November 2015, and the figure rose from 12 in October 2013 to 17 in October 2014 and 28 in October 2015.Currently, a growing number of people reach out their hands to take care the lives of homeless people.
Currently, a growing number of people reach out their hands to take care the lives of homeless people. It is always good to see smiles appearing on both their faces and make homeless people feel warmer.
If you want to do something to help homeless people by yourself, there are many charities you can join in:
You can also give it a go for the upcoming event: Pop-up shop raising money for homeless people on 16th to 18th February.
— The Wallich (@TheWallich) February 14, 2017
Can you help raise money to feed homeless people in Cardiff a hot meal for £3 each? https://t.co/dzvhphESpC we’re so close to our target!
— ems (@itisemmi) February 12, 2017