WHEN a homeless Ukranian woman lost her job just before Christmas, sleeping in freezing temperatures led to frostbite in her legs, which later had to be amputated. As more and more people come to Northern Ireland seeking work, this tragic case shows just why proper support structures need to be in place.
Foreign workers have employment and human rights too – and they must be protected. Police have been asked to check if there was any exploitation in the woman’s case.
Recently, some folks in Belfast started a magazine – Street Seen – to raise awareness about homelessness and offer practical advice.