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Hi everyone! As you know Christmas is tomorrow and it's generally a great day for everyone with family, friends having presents and dinner etc but there is also another side to it where people drea… Read More
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3m, 4w agoPosted 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Hi everyone!

As you know Christmas is tomorrow and it's generally a great day for everyone with family, friends having presents and dinner etc but there is also another side to it where people dread this time of year, the homeless.

It's very cold outside and very lonely with many limited options. Although it's hard to sometimes find out whos genuine or not, it is difficult out there. Everyone has a story and a reason for how they ended up on the steets and it doesn't always 'boil down to drink and drugs so they deserve it', they are still someone's son or daughter.

Maybe try make it slightly easier for them whether it's buy them a coffee, food or some clothing or even just a chat, anything will go to help. I am helping out in a small way and hopefully even if it's just one person it'll make a difference.

Many thanks and have a great Christmas!
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If you're worried about who's genuine and also their plight it's probably best to donate to a charity many are running campaigns this year to buy sleeping bags for the homeless and things.

This is also when many churches open their doors to them in the night so you could find out if any near you are doing so and if they need any help or supplies.

Only the genuine would be taking those offers.
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working nights over xmas. on my way home on xmas morning I will be giving a tenner to the first homeless person i see. It is cold outside.
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The best thing you can do to help the homeless is to campaign for a hard Brexit. Otherwise the situation will be worse every year onwards.

Three times my entirely valid comment above has been removed. Homelessness is made worse by the free movement of people across the EU. Deal with the cause.

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working nights over xmas. on my way home on xmas morning I will be giving a tenner to the first homeless person i see. It is cold outside.
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A very kind thought OP
Homelessness is a sickening crime in amongst so much greed and excess
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I normally give them food, we often get some outside the supermarkets but as you said it's hard to tell who is genuine. There is a few where we live that do it just to scam some extra money unfortnally putting people of helping those that do need the help.
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If you're worried about who's genuine and also their plight it's probably best to donate to a charity many are running campaigns this year to buy sleeping bags for the homeless and things.

This is also when many churches open their doors to them in the night so you could find out if any near you are doing so and if they need any help or supplies.

Only the genuine would be taking those offers.
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help the homeless I brought them food last week and they throw it at me and started swearing saying they want fuc!!!! money not food well I'm sorry but if they were homeless they would accept anything not just money to feed there addiction ie drugs/drink/ fags well I won't help again I'm scared sometimes because of them stealing fighting swearing it's not fair on the disabled people and older people it's intermediate
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The best thing you can do to help the homeless is to campaign for a hard Brexit. Otherwise the situation will be worse every year onwards.

Three times my entirely valid comment above has been removed. Homelessness is made worse by the free movement of people across the EU. Deal with the cause.
#7
Dont keep them on them on the street by giving them money, it just keeps them on the streets. As other have said, help get them to somewhere they can stay.
#8
tracychadwick123
help the homeless I brought them food last week and they throw it at me and started swearing saying they want fuc!!!! money not food well I'm sorry but if they were homeless they would accept anything not just money to feed there addiction ie drugs/drink/ fags well I won't help again I'm scared sometimes because of them stealing fighting swearing it's not fair on the disabled people and older people it's intermediate

To balance that out there used to be a man in the underpass near my home he greatfully accepted anything and was often given bananas and breakfast bars etc by people on their way to work, he had a bed set up there and people left stuff by it when he wasn't there, no seen him in months i think he got told to clear off by the law.
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coathanger
The best thing you can do to help the homeless is to campaign for a hard Brexit. Otherwise the situation will be worse every year onwards.

Three times my entirely valid comment above has been removed. Homelessness is made worse by the free movement of people across the EU. Deal with the cause.


Brexit makes no difference to the cardboard shacks in Southall, most homeless immigrants are illegal ones.
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Error440
coathanger
The best thing you can do to help the homeless is to campaign for a hard Brexit. Otherwise the situation will be worse every year onwards.
Three times my entirely valid comment above has been removed. Homelessness is made worse by the free movement of people across the EU. Deal with the cause.
Brexit makes no difference to the cardboard shacks in Southall, most homeless immigrants are illegal ones.
It makes every difference as to being the root cause of a shortage of housing. Giving someone food is merely a sticking plaster over a massive wound.
#11
Error440
If you're worried about who's genuine and also their plight it's probably best to donate to a charity many are running campaigns this year to buy sleeping bags for the homeless and things.

This is also when many churches open their doors to them in the night so you could find out if any near you are doing so and if they need any help or supplies.

Only the genuine would be taking those offers.


In the area where I work there are a lot homeless people. I gave spoken to many of them. Some earn over £100 a day begging of tourists and passers by. Majority are on drugs and alcoholics. So that is where most direct donations go.
Many of them actually live on the streets even if housing may become available.
If you wanna help. Better to provide food or clothing.

I am not saying that thus is the case for all of them, just the majority that I have come across.

On a funnier note my local kebab shop has homeless people arguing with them as they have to refuse them notes for change. Sometimes up to £50 in coins.
Their dealers don't accept coins.
1 Like #12
Some homeless people are extremely appreciative of anything. The only way to find out is to give and you will see in their body language what it means to them. Some don't even thank you and others can't stop thanking you. The one homeless man I used to see daily I would speak to and give at every opportunity. He used to say to me that he couldn't keep receiving off me as he felt bad. There are genuinely great people on the streets however there are also monsters that have ruined people's lives. You will meet and give to both at some point but the ones that abuse people's kindness are recognisable to all. As said in the OP just speaking to the ones who appreciate everything goes a huge way.
#13
I agree with that johnnyroller I used to speak to a man outside our local Morrisons as my kids would stroke his dog, he was grateful of food he had his own addictions was but was never rude or aggressive unfortunately he commited sucide poor guy. There are also others that have been given a place to live but don't take it or can simply not ( or don't bother) to pay the top up rent leaving them homeless again.
1 Like #14
It's good the Op has highlighted the problem caused by uncontrolled immigration.

Clearly this needs to be addressed first and foremost, which will then help ease the pressure on our councils and other homeless agencies across the country.

2017's announcements and an end to free movement of people into the UK is critical to finally addressing this crisis in housing.

The Op deserves praise for highlighting this problem.
#15
bass2655
Error440
If you're worried about who's genuine and also their plight it's probably best to donate to a charity many are running campaigns this year to buy sleeping bags for the homeless and things.
This is also when many churches open their doors to them in the night so you could find out if any near you are doing so and if they need any help or supplies.
Only the genuine would be taking those offers.
In the area where I work there are a lot homeless people. I gave spoken to many of them. Some earn over £100 a day begging of tourists and passers by. Majority are on drugs and alcoholics. So that is where most direct donations go.
Many of them actually live on the streets even if housing may become available.
If you wanna help. Better to provide food or clothing.
I am not saying that thus is the case for all of them, just the majority that I have come across.
On a funnier note my local kebab shop has homeless people arguing with them as they have to refuse them notes for change. Sometimes up to £50 in coins.
Their dealers don't accept coins.

Chicken and egg thing tho in the majority of cases we will never know what came first but i know if i was sleeping on the street I would not want to be sober.
#16
JohnnyRoller
Some homeless people are extremely appreciative of anything. The only way to find out is to give and you will see in their body language what it means to them. Some don't even thank you and others can't stop thanking you. The one homeless man I used to see daily I would speak to and give at every opportunity. He used to say to me that he couldn't keep receiving off me as he felt bad. There are genuinely great people on the streets however there are also monsters that have ruined people's lives. You will meet and give to both at some point but the ones that abuse people's kindness are recognisable to all. As said in the OP just speaking to the ones who appreciate everything goes a huge way.


Could be mentally ill tho Jesus would help those less fortunate and not just those who are greatful as some are not greatful not out of spite but because they just can't.

Best to just give to charity.
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coathanger
Error440
coathanger
The best thing you can do to help the homeless is to campaign for a hard Brexit. Otherwise the situation will be worse every year onwards.
Three times my entirely valid comment above has been removed. Homelessness is made worse by the free movement of people across the EU. Deal with the cause.
Brexit makes no difference to the cardboard shacks in Southall, most homeless immigrants are illegal ones.
It makes every difference as to being the root cause of a shortage of housing. Giving someone food is merely a sticking plaster over a massive wound.

The root cause is the dismantling of social housing and extortionate rent and property prices, and yet there are many homes keft empty up and down the country and new builds going up all over London sky high buildings at sky high prices that will never be lived in, just Investments for people from Russia and China.
#18
Error440
JohnnyRoller
Some homeless people are extremely appreciative of anything. The only way to find out is to give and you will see in their body language what it means to them. Some don't even thank you and others can't stop thanking you. The one homeless man I used to see daily I would speak to and give at every opportunity. He used to say to me that he couldn't keep receiving off me as he felt bad. There are genuinely great people on the streets however there are also monsters that have ruined people's lives. You will meet and give to both at some point but the ones that abuse people's kindness are recognisable to all. As said in the OP just speaking to the ones who appreciate everything goes a huge way.
Could be mentally ill tho Jesus would help those less fortunate and not just those who are greatful as some are not greatful not out of spite but because they just can't.
Best to just give to charity.
It's not just words that show they are thankful. Like I said you can see in people's body language.
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I always give to the Salvation Army at Christmas as they help homeless people.

I even got loads of packets of dog treats to donate as I know how close homeless people are to their dogs.

I actually support the Salvation Army all year as they do a really wonderful job, but they get extras at Christmas.

I prefer to support homeless people via them rather than dropping money in a cap/guitar case.
1 Like #20
Let's clarify something important here, being homeless does not follow that you are therdfore a drunken drug addict sleeping on the street and begging.

The vast majority of homeless people come from perfectly respectful backgrounds, who simply have no home of their own to sleep in.

They are young families, single parents, young or old people unable to afford rents, disabled or those with mental health issues, those recently separated or divorced who have been forced to move out, people made redundant with no savings etc etc.

Please don't stigmatise the homeless with addictions or criminality.

Councils by law, under EU Regulations (Housing Pillar), MUST prioritise asylum seekers and refugees for housing before any of those I mentioned above.

The cause needs addressing, and that is EU Regulations
#21
JohnnyRoller
Error440
JohnnyRoller
Some homeless people are extremely appreciative of anything. The only way to find out is to give and you will see in their body language what it means to them. Some don't even thank you and others can't stop thanking you. The one homeless man I used to see daily I would speak to and give at every opportunity. He used to say to me that he couldn't keep receiving off me as he felt bad. There are genuinely great people on the streets however there are also monsters that have ruined people's lives. You will meet and give to both at some point but the ones that abuse people's kindness are recognisable to all. As said in the OP just speaking to the ones who appreciate everything goes a huge way.
Could be mentally ill tho Jesus would help those less fortunate and not just those who are greatful as some are not greatful not out of spite but because they just can't.
Best to just give to charity.
It's not just words that show they are thankful. Like I said you can see in people's body language.

You think mental illness doesn't change your body language? Ignore the term mental it's mainly about being ruled by feelings that are interpreted into a false logic, everything is linked, feelings drive reasoning and the two combined affect the body.

People really do need to learn the spector of demons has cast too long a shadow, even the word psychological contains reference to the past view that the mind was supernatural and a separate entity to the flash and bone of the body.
#22
sickly sweet
I always give to the Salvation Army at Christmas as they help homeless people.

I even got loads of packets of dog treats to donate as I know how close homeless people are to their dogs.

I actually support the Salvation Army all year as they do a really wonderful job, but they get extras at Christmas.

I prefer to support homeless people via them rather than dropping money in a cap/guitar case.

Dog treats are a good idea.
#23
coathanger
Let's clarify something important here, being homeless does not follow that you are therdfore a drunken drug addict sleeping on the street and begging.

The vast majority of homeless people come from perfectly respectful backgrounds, who simply have no home of their own to sleep in.

They are young families, single parents, young or old people unable to afford rents, disabled or those with mental health issues, those recently separated or divorced who have been forced to move out, people made redundant with no savings etc etc.

Please don't stigmatise the homeless with addictions or criminality.

Councils by law, under EU Regulations (Housing Pillar), MUST prioritise asylum seekers and refugees for housing before any of those I mentioned above.

The cause needs addressing, and that is EU Regulations


Not exactly as asylum seekers can be shoved in asylum centres or b&bs while being assessed not social housing and its based on priority if you have family here or someone else you can sofa surf you are lower priority.
#24
Error440
JohnnyRoller
Error440
JohnnyRoller
Some homeless people are extremely appreciative of anything. The only way to find out is to give and you will see in their body language what it means to them. Some don't even thank you and others can't stop thanking you. The one homeless man I used to see daily I would speak to and give at every opportunity. He used to say to me that he couldn't keep receiving off me as he felt bad. There are genuinely great people on the streets however there are also monsters that have ruined people's lives. You will meet and give to both at some point but the ones that abuse people's kindness are recognisable to all. As said in the OP just speaking to the ones who appreciate everything goes a huge way.
Could be mentally ill tho Jesus would help those less fortunate and not just those who are greatful as some are not greatful not out of spite but because they just can't.
Best to just give to charity.
It's not just words that show they are thankful. Like I said you can see in people's body language.
You think mental illness doesn't change your body language? Ignore the term mental it's mainly about being ruled by feelings that are interpreted into a false logic, everything is linked, feelings drive reasoning and the two combined affect the body.
People really do need to learn the spector of demons has cast too long a shadow, even the word psychological contains reference to the past view that the mind was supernatural and a separate entity to the flash and bone of the body.
I don't know what the purpose in your comments are but almost everyone including people with mental illnesses have the capacity to show emotion. I give to the homeless directly as that is how I know who my money goes to. Giving to a charity is great as well but that isn't going to stop me giving to homeless people directly. Everyday is hard for a homeless person not just Christmas. Give in a way you feel comfortable it's as simple as that.
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Error440
coathanger
Let's clarify something important here, being homeless does not follow that you are therdfore a drunken drug addict sleeping on the street and begging.
The vast majority of homeless people come from perfectly respectful backgrounds, who simply have no home of their own to sleep in.
They are young families, single parents, young or old people unable to afford rents, disabled or those with mental health issues, those recently separated or divorced who have been forced to move out, people made redundant with no savings etc etc.
Please don't stigmatise the homeless with addictions or criminality.
Councils by law, under EU Regulations (Housing Pillar), MUST prioritise asylum seekers and refugees for housing before any of those I mentioned above.
The cause needs addressing, and that is EU Regulations
Not exactly as asylum seekers can be shoved in asylum centres or b&bs while being assessed not social housing and its based on priority if you have family here or someone else you can sofa surf you are lower priority.
Your response infuriates me, disgusting.

"Sofa surf if you have someone else". That one sentence is precisely what is used against a UK national to say go away. But if you're from a foreign land the door is opened for you.

The assumption being, you're from here, therefore you know someone who'll let you stay with them. Disgusting form of discrimination.
#26
JohnnyRoller
Error440
JohnnyRoller
Error440
JohnnyRoller
Some homeless people are extremely appreciative of anything. The only way to find out is to give and you will see in their body language what it means to them. Some don't even thank you and others can't stop thanking you. The one homeless man I used to see daily I would speak to and give at every opportunity. He used to say to me that he couldn't keep receiving off me as he felt bad. There are genuinely great people on the streets however there are also monsters that have ruined people's lives. You will meet and give to both at some point but the ones that abuse people's kindness are recognisable to all. As said in the OP just speaking to the ones who appreciate everything goes a huge way.
Could be mentally ill tho Jesus would help those less fortunate and not just those who are greatful as some are not greatful not out of spite but because they just can't.
Best to just give to charity.
It's not just words that show they are thankful. Like I said you can see in people's body language.
You think mental illness doesn't change your body language? Ignore the term mental it's mainly about being ruled by feelings that are interpreted into a false logic, everything is linked, feelings drive reasoning and the two combined affect the body.
People really do need to learn the spector of demons has cast too long a shadow, even the word psychological contains reference to the past view that the mind was supernatural and a separate entity to the flash and bone of the body.
I don't know what the purpose in your comments are but almost everyone including people with mental illnesses have the capacity to show emotion. I give to the homeless directly as that is how I know who my money goes to. Giving to a charity is great as well but that isn't going to stop me giving to homeless people directly. Everyday is hard for a homeless person not just Christmas. Give in a way you feel comfortable it's as simple as that.

Theres a lot of emotions, i didn't say they were not capable of showing any, just that they may not appear greatful and its foolish to judge by body language as that only indicates what someone is feeling and what they are feeling may have nothing to do with what is actually happening around them at that moment.

Look i spend most days being accused of being a battered wife and questioned if I'm on drugs due to my anxiety and constant fidgitting

Edited By: Error440 on Dec 24, 2016 10:02
#27
coathanger
Error440
coathanger
Let's clarify something important here, being homeless does not follow that you are therdfore a drunken drug addict sleeping on the street and begging.
The vast majority of homeless people come from perfectly respectful backgrounds, who simply have no home of their own to sleep in.
They are young families, single parents, young or old people unable to afford rents, disabled or those with mental health issues, those recently separated or divorced who have been forced to move out, people made redundant with no savings etc etc.
Please don't stigmatise the homeless with addictions or criminality.
Councils by law, under EU Regulations (Housing Pillar), MUST prioritise asylum seekers and refugees for housing before any of those I mentioned above.
The cause needs addressing, and that is EU Regulations
Not exactly as asylum seekers can be shoved in asylum centres or b&bs while being assessed not social housing and its based on priority if you have family here or someone else you can sofa surf you are lower priority.
Your response infuriates me, disgusting.
"Sofa surf if you have someone else". That one sentence is precisely what is used against a UK national to say go away. But if you're from a foreign land the door is opened for you.
The assumption being, you're from here, therefore you know someone who'll let you stay with them. Disgusting form of discrimination.

The same applies to both if they have family and friends already here, it is a question asked not a assumption made, it is not a discrimination but a way to asses immediate need.
1 Like #28
The point here is made. A UK national is expected to sofa surf. In the meantime, the foreign national is assumed to know no one. Therefore the foreign national is immediately put into the housing system, as councils are forced to prioritise who to house.

Without that pressure, without that right to be here, the UK national would have been the one to have been put into the system first and eventually housed.

Sofa surf. Who honestly knows anyone where you could sleep overnight without end? But that is the assumption, and that is precisely why people end up on the street.

The free movement of people is a direct cause of homelessness for UK nationals.
#29
coathanger
The point here is made. A UK national is expected to sofa surf. In the meantime, the foreign national is assumed to know no one. Therefore the foreign national is immediately put into the housing system, as councils are forced to prioritise who to house.
Without that pressure, without that right to be here, the UK national would have been the one to have been put into the system first and eventually housed.
Sofa surf. Who honestly knows anyone where you could sleep overnight without end? But that is the assumption, and that is precisely why people end up on the street.
The free movement of people is a direct cause of homelessness for UK nationals.


You wongly assume its a assumption when did you last go to the council to apply to get on the housing list?
1 Like #30
Error440
coathanger
The point here is made. A UK national is expected to sofa surf. In the meantime, the foreign national is assumed to know no one. Therefore the foreign national is immediately put into the housing system, as councils are forced to prioritise who to house.
Without that pressure, without that right to be here, the UK national would have been the one to have been put into the system first and eventually housed.
Sofa surf. Who honestly knows anyone where you could sleep overnight without end? But that is the assumption, and that is precisely why people end up on the street.
The free movement of people is a direct cause of homelessness for UK nationals.
You wongly assume its a assumption when did you last go to the council to apply to get on the housing list?
I know far more about this subject than you will ever know. Far more than I am prepared to share on here.
#31
coathanger
Error440
coathanger
The point here is made. A UK national is expected to sofa surf. In the meantime, the foreign national is assumed to know no one. Therefore the foreign national is immediately put into the housing system, as councils are forced to prioritise who to house.
Without that pressure, without that right to be here, the UK national would have been the one to have been put into the system first and eventually housed.
Sofa surf. Who honestly knows anyone where you could sleep overnight without end? But that is the assumption, and that is precisely why people end up on the street.
The free movement of people is a direct cause of homelessness for UK nationals.
You wongly assume its a assumption when did you last go to the council to apply to get on the housing list?
I know far more about this subject than you will ever know. Far more than I am prepared to share on here.


If you are not prepared to back up your viewpoint with facts then theres no point expressing it on this thread as its just hot air.

I applied for council housing 6-7 years ago and family, friends and places i could stay was one of the main focuses of the assessment, i have no reason to believe those granted asylum would have a l
Different application process unless you wish to enlighten with facts rather then brexit retoric.
#32
Sadly my local town is full of scammers
I've helped a few of them out and then seeing their actions of shooing on other beggars because that's their spot rang alarm bells.

We got some 4 guys who take turns sitting outside the tesco. One is a fairly young black guy, I'd say 25 or so. I watched him set up his bag and blanket, and I noticed he has brand new nike dunks on. Also, when everything was fairly quiet he pulled out a smart phone.

Sure everyone should have a phone, but this brought up more doubt that these guys were genuine.

I'm skeptical about most charities, some do very little with the cash collected. Pay for advertisement, get money do nothing.
#33
kos1c
Sadly my local town is full of scammers
I've helped a few of them out and then seeing their actions of shooing on other beggars because that's their spot rang alarm bells.
We got some 4 guys who take turns sitting outside the tesco. One is a fairly young black guy, I'd say 25 or so. I watched him set up his bag and blanket, and I noticed he has brand new nike dunks on. Also, when everything was fairly quiet he pulled out a smart phone.
Sure everyone should have a phone, but this brought up more doubt that these guys were genuine.
I'm skeptical about most charities, some do very little with the cash collected. Pay for advertisement, get money do nothing.


Well that's why you look into it or give items instead of money.
#34
Error440
it is not a discrimination but a way to asses immediate need.
That's the problem with socialism, he who gets to define "need" wields a power far greater than the greediest robber baron.
#35
Rubisco
Error440
it is not a discrimination but a way to asses immediate need.
That's the problem with socialism, he who gets to define "need" wields a power far greater than the greediest robber baron.

Well how else would you do it trying to do things equally will always end up with some being seen as more equal then others.
1 Like #36
Why do people have to tell others how they donate their time or give money to charity. Some people seem to be unable to do a good deed without telling the whole world about it.
#37
Error440
kos1c
Sadly my local town is full of scammers
I've helped a few of them out and then seeing their actions of shooing on other beggars because that's their spot rang alarm bells.
We got some 4 guys who take turns sitting outside the tesco. One is a fairly young black guy, I'd say 25 or so. I watched him set up his bag and blanket, and I noticed he has brand new nike dunks on. Also, when everything was fairly quiet he pulled out a smart phone.
Sure everyone should have a phone, but this brought up more doubt that these guys were genuine.
I'm skeptical about most charities, some do very little with the cash collected. Pay for advertisement, get money do nothing.


Well that's why you look into it or give items instead of money.


I do donate to my local rspca as they've helped out a lot of people I know, also one of my cats in the past.

I'm more skeptical with homeless people as it's an easy scam. But I do still question some charities.
#38
On another note there is a lady in her late 50s. Always polite and cheerful with now signs of addiction. She has never once asked me for money. I saw system speak to her and help her he never possible.
1 Like #39
Error440
coathanger
Error440
coathanger
The point here is made. A UK national is expected to sofa surf. In the meantime, the foreign national is assumed to know no one. Therefore the foreign national is immediately put into the housing system, as councils are forced to prioritise who to house.
Without that pressure, without that right to be here, the UK national would have been the one to have been put into the system first and eventually housed.
Sofa surf. Who honestly knows anyone where you could sleep overnight without end? But that is the assumption, and that is precisely why people end up on the street.
The free movement of people is a direct cause of homelessness for UK nationals.
You wongly assume its a assumption when did you last go to the council to apply to get on the housing list?
I know far more about this subject than you will ever know. Far more than I am prepared to share on here.
If you are not prepared to back up your viewpoint with facts then theres no point expressing it on this thread as its just hot air.
I applied for council housing 6-7 years ago and family, friends and places i could stay was one of the main focuses of the assessment, i have no reason to believe those granted asylum would have a l
Different application process
unless you wish to enlighten with facts rather then brexit retoric.
Again you've answered your own question.

A UK national is EXPECTED to know somewhere to sofa surf. How can a foreign national be expected to know of anywhere to do the same?

As you've correctly pointed out, thank you, it is one of the main focuses of an interview for assistance to housing, whereby the assumption is different for where you come from.

A UK national will not receive assistance if a foreign national is in the same queue, as the process favours the foreign national.

You can choose to ignore the fact, but maybe you're own bias has a factor in that.
#40
kos1c
Error440
kos1c
Sadly my local town is full of scammers
I've helped a few of them out and then seeing their actions of shooing on other beggars because that's their spot rang alarm bells.
We got some 4 guys who take turns sitting outside the tesco. One is a fairly young black guy, I'd say 25 or so. I watched him set up his bag and blanket, and I noticed he has brand new nike dunks on. Also, when everything was fairly quiet he pulled out a smart phone.
Sure everyone should have a phone, but this brought up more doubt that these guys were genuine.
I'm skeptical about most charities, some do very little with the cash collected. Pay for advertisement, get money do nothing.
Well that's why you look into it or give items instead of money.
I do donate to my local rspca as they've helped out a lot of people I know, also one of my cats in the past.
I'm more skeptical with homeless people as it's an easy scam. But I do still question some charities.

Simple answer is the net its full of them ones you've never heard of thus they are not spending all the cash on adverts

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