I went up to the West End of London yesterday evening. I haven't been up there for some time and I was shocked by the amount of homeless sleeping in the most expensive areas of London. Places like Knightsbridge, New Bond Street/Old Bond Street. I walked past a top hotel with a super expensive sports car outside and turned down a side road and there were people sleeping in the doorways of very expensive clothes/fashion stores. It's insane how you got incredibly wealthy people - perhaps in the top 5 percent in the UK or even the world (lots of rich Middle Eastern arabs frequent Knightsbridge, some of those people are mega rich) and a few feet away, quite literally, the poorest people in the UK. Really depressing. I gave some coins to some of the homeless although many may use cash to feed drugs or alcohol habit. Most people just walk by off to night club, restaurant or cinema. They don't give a damn but hey, that's life.
You should never take your home for granted. Be grateful for what you got. When you see how some people live it does make you aware of what you've got. If you want to see mega wealth and mega poverty go to central London. It's almost surreal. It's shocking. I guess 'austerity' had made a huge impact on the homeless. Apparently there has been a huge rise in homelessness since 2010 when austerity was implemented. Due to the dreaded Brexit issue, homelessness doesn't seem that important to politicians.