Me and the missus have just been chatting about some of the people who are on a job seekers course she has been told to attend. The majority of attendees are in their 40's and 50's, having fallen on hard times, with little prospect of finding gainful employment. It got us thinking about all the people who have fallen victim to homelessness - often through no fault of their own, or just plain bad luck. I seem to pass more and more homeless people on the streets at night in frigging Baltic conditions. I was touched recently when two youngsters went and bought a take away meal for themselves and bought an extra meal for a homeless guy freezing on the road outside. It wasn't even a happy slapping joke; it was genuine kindness from a couple of teens. Ok, the point to this thread is what would you give to a homeless person this winter (it may even be an ex squaddie who needs the help). What's most appropriate: a. small amount of money. b. warm clothing. c. a hot meal. d. a christmas box - op tour style - fags, food, toothbrush, razor etc e. doss bag f. Just the time of day. I'm not sure; any ideas?