House For The Homeless - 24hr Charity DJ Set (House & Disco)
Friday 21st Dec (Mad Friday) // 24 Kitchen Street // 9pm -4am
ALL PROCEEDS TO LIVERPOOL'S 'WHITECHAPEL CENTRE' & 'CRISIS' Homeless charities
Liverpool Disco Festival / Hustle founder & resident James Morgan marks his 20th year of DJing and hosting events with a 24hr+ charity fundraiser DJ set this Christmas in support of the most vulnerable during the festive period. All sponsored donations will go towards supporting the homeless in Liverpool, UK & Ireland. The dj set will take place at Liverpool's socially aware 24 Kitchen Street venue.
The marathon set will begin around midnight on Thursday 20th Dec at 24 Kitchen Street via live stream running through to the early hours of Saturday Dec 22nd Morning.
24 Kitchen Street club will be open to the public from 8pm on Friday 21st Dec to join us for a dance on the final 8 hours of the session! A special guest DJ (TBA) will join James for the final 4 hours for a B2B finale to close at 4am
Friday 21st Dec (Mad Friday) // 24 Kitchen Street // 8pm -4am.
Tickets are FREE (with entry before 11pm) we simply ask that you make a donation on the door, whatever you can afford please, it all helps!
FREE TICKETS: skiddle.com/e/13691058
James Morgan (LDF/Hustle) - Completing a 24hrs set
+ Special B2B Guest TBA (B2B with Morgan, Midnight to 4am)
Homelessness is a real and growing social issue on the streets of Liverpool, UK and Ireland. It is now FACT that a homeless person dies every 19 hours in austerity Britain. A recent study found that at least 235 people affected by homelessness died over the last six months in England alone, an average of one every 19 hours. But campaigners warn the true number is likely to be much higher because official data can be difficult to locate and acquire.
It is estimated that some 300,000 people in England alone are homeless. The number has tripled since the Conservative government’s tough austerity policy began. The statistics are BAD. An official estimate reported a 165% jump in rough sleepers since 2010 – a total of 4,677 people on a single given night in autumn 2018.
But this is only part of the story. Rough sleepers are almost 17 times more likely than others to be victims of violence. According to the charity Crisis, one in three rough sleepers have reported being deliberately kicked, hit or on the receiving end of another kind of violent attack. This is a direct byproduct of a country without a functioning social safety net,
where the sight of vast numbers of rough sleepers has been normalised. Tory austerity has seen to that. After almost a decade of state-induced harm, Britain has a crisis the likes of which should have been unthinkable. It runs deep, with soaring rental costs, a severe shortage of council homes, and benefit cuts major contributory factors. There are legions of hidden homeless, such as “sofa surfers”, not accounted for by official statistics, while families who qualify for help are
being housed in substandard temporary accommodation for extended periods, including shipping containers. To make matters worse, homeless people are increasingly deemed “too poor” for social housing: local authorities and landlords see them as a liability in terms of rent – and therefore a financial risk.The swelling ranks of people living on the streets are austerity’s public face. Their presence should cause us to ask some pressing questions about what we are willing to tolerate as “normal”. In the past 10 years, the sight of ever more people sheltering in doorways and tunnels and tents has become ordinary. The numbers of homeless people needlessly dying on the streets is shocking. We seem to accept, however, that somehow a surge in the numbers of “rough sleepers” is just how things are.
The statistics are bad. An official estimate reported a 165% jump in rough sleepers in England since 2010 – a total of 4,677 people on a single given night in autumn 2018. But this is only part of the story. Rough sleepers are almost 17 times more likely than others to be victims of violence. According to the charity Crisis, one in three rough sleepers have reported being deliberately kicked, hit or on the receiving end of another kind of violent attack. The swelling ranks of people living on the streets are austerity's public face! Reports of incidents range from relatively low-level episodes to severe physical assaults and even manslaughter or murder. We simply cannot permit this to become the new normal!
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