I visited X today after his partner called me. He’s been in isolation for 12 weeks. When I visited him with a foodpack he came out to greet me and said it was the first time in 3 months he’d stepped outside.
X was squinting and rubbing his eyes profusely. It was clear he was having difficulty adjusting his eyes to natural light again.
I sent him packing inside. He hasn’t starved but they’ve been living on bread, milk and water all this time. I couldn’t and didn’t want to verify his revelation. He just didn’t strike me as someone who’d exaggerate.
Let’s just say we at the #HCCfoodbank team are delighted to provide immediate and ongoing support.
Honestly, this is Britain!