Saffrey defends work
Head of the Barbados Alliance to end Homelessness (BAEH), Kemar Saffrey is defending the work of his organisation, following recent concerns about the effectiveness of his charity in addressing this country’s homelessness issue.
Saffrey was responding to the backlash his organisation received on social media after the premier of a video on The Nation’s social media platforms of four homeless men telling their heart-rending stories of their life on the streets.
A flood of comments followed, questioning what the BAEH was doing to address the plight of the men and others like them.
The BAEH head explained that all four men have received care at his facility and continue to be assisted with meals. However, he said the video brings into sharp focus the need for specialised geriatric care for elderly homeless persons, an area that is beyond the scope of his organisation’s services. (CLM)
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