Bevis, who is part of the Windrush generation, worked and paid taxes in the UK for 40 years. But then he fell foul of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. With no papers to prove he was British, he was made homeless and nearly died from an aneurysm. The charity Praxis helped prove his right to be here, and he now volunteers to help others who are sleeping rough.
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