This week, we want to help an elderly man called John, an ex-serviceman who is in need of some kindness.
A few weeks ago, John was dropped off with the few belongings he has at the Camberley All Night Cafe for the Homeless. It was a few hours before opening time, so John had to wait. He wandered off to try to find some food but became disoriented and fell onto a metal fence, impaling himself on a railing through his jaw and face. John was given CPR and rushed to hospital, where he has been recovering for several weeks.
But John is about to be released from hospital with nowhere to go.
He was previously put into a privatised specialist care home primarily for people with dementia. For many reasons, it wasn't a suitable environment for John and he was discharged. He then went to stay in a cheap hotel using what savings he had.
The team at the All Night Cafe are involved in helping to find John accommodation - they are hoping to find him a room in a house where he will feel safe and able to settle. Somewhere where he'll get the care and practical support he needs. But John also needs help with funds. His pension will cover his rent, but he needs money to get him started - for a deposit, first month's rent, and some essentials.
Social services are also involved in trying to help John, but it all takes time and the Homeless Cafe have been told that local authorities are still discussing how and who will be able to accept John into their care procedures at the moment. But John needs some support right now.