We were talking to a street sleeper who’d already been given a space blanket by one of our teams. We gave him a bottle of water and chatted to him for about a quarter of an hour.
When we left we shook hands and said goodbye and he called after us, “Thank you for talking to me, I really appreciate it”
He told us that being on the streets, most people don’t even see him and he’d been kicked several times as he lay in doorways and even weed on 3 times! – our talking to him as an equal and giving him that basic respect had really made a difference!