“ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE
WHERE DO THEY ALL COME FROM
“ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE,
WHERE DO THEY ALL BELONG”
Lennon and McCartney
I was in Sidmouth and it was the first sunny warm day, after a very cold winter. I saw one of those electric buggies parked at the top of some steps, (that people use when thay have difficulty in walking) – then I looked down the stone steps to see this man . My first thought was that he possibly lived alone in a cold apartment or room and had struggled down those stone steps in order to lie on the warm pebbles and feel some comforting warmth in his life. I felt really sad. I felt an ache too at the plight of our neglected, lonely people and especially the frail and elderly.
In England, it looks like the welfare and benefits were not being given to the care for people who had paid into the system for the last 50 years – our elderly.
Millions of welfare benefits are being spent including health care for teenagers that get drunk and have violent fights just for the fun of it. The ‘free’ health care system in England has been abused in many ways.
Sorry if I sound judgemental but to me, it is a tragic side to society where the elderly generation who don’t have much money, are being neglected and denied the health care that they have paid for.
I would like to see health care in America for all ……..yet it is sad that England does not seem to have been discerning with their free health care.I wrote this story when I got home.
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November 27th, 2010
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