Today's chapter doesn't make for easy reading. Homelessness is never a comfortable subject but it is a particularly awkward truth to confront at a time when we are contemplating a week or more of roaring fires, heaving tables and presents piled high under the tree.
There is no quick fix. Donating £20.48 to reserve a place for one homeless person at a Crisis at Christmas shelter might be the first step. But is it enough?