Letter – Rose’s story important

Re: Heroine for the Homeless, July 21-27

Rose’s story important

Re: Heroine for the Homeless, July 21-27

The article that you had on Rose Henry was very accurate. I have been working with her for several years in the Committee to end Homelessness in Greater Victoria . Her credibilty on the streets has enabled us to get many items of news from the streets from the homeless people of Victoria. We have then been able to influence the decisions of local politicians and charities to make changes in their programmes and their policies regarding the large number of homeless here in Victoria.

It is long past time that her work has been recognized, and the unstinting support of her life-partner, James, should also be recognized. The problems of the homeless are very difficult to solve and, slowly but surely, we are seeing changes in the housing situation in Victoria and this is in no small measure due to the influence of Rose and the committee.

Phil Lyons,View Royal

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