Shelter for who ever needs it and keep warm.
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Shelter for who ever needs it and keep warm.

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Found 1st Mar
I thought it be worth posting this on here as it might benefit someone
Be generous and kind and help people that need to keep warm.Maybe even buy them hot drink or food Im sure they would appreciate it.

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Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way to end homelessness!
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This is thier number

0300 500 0914
Tastecard buy one get one free. That's what I did for an homeless lad in London few years ago now. And we are now best friends.
My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority of people you see begging with a sleeping bag over them have housing provided by your taxes but the lure of £200 a day begging profit is high. Food bought for them by you is often stored under the sleeping bag then deposited in a nearby bin every so often. Others who are genuinely sleeping rough either choose to do so or are so antisocial they have been asked to leave all of the accommodation providers in the area. There are beds available.

There are very few rough sleepers who need real help and you will rarely see them as they hide away. What you see on a day to day basis are those who don't want to work, earn a lot from begging, waste NHS resources and assault paramedics when treated for substance abuse, absorb your taxes with all the support agencies directed at them and throw away your food given to them by your generosity.

Harsh? Yes. But the reality of this subject is harsh.
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Definitely worth posting.
Great post!
Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way to end homelessness!
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Downloaded today after seeing a few homeless ppl around and already sent one message... I hope it works 💪
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Thanks for sharing @Ana10 Even it just helps one person tonight it's well worth it.
This is thier number

0300 500 0914
Yep - well spotted !
Great post. there are still nice people out there.too many bad things happening around world. Nice to hear good news for a change..
penfold288 m ago

Pointless


What makes you think that?
Winterborn28 m ago

What makes you think that?


The same people keep getting reported on the Simon community system in Glasgow. They don't bother responding now unless the homeless person contacts them directly. The vast majority of rough sleepers are already known to these charities. So I would imagine these issues are not unique to the Simon community system

I worked in the harm reduction outreach team in Glasgow up until august last year, so I'm speaking from experience
Edited by: "Deedie" 1st Mar
just sent one message to them about one - Hope they are ok
Tastecard buy one get one free. That's what I did for an homeless lad in London few years ago now. And we are now best friends.
Been over in the USA for a while, you certainly notice a huge difference between the number of homeless here compared to the UK
So pleased to see this here. It literally brings tears to my eyes to see so many homeless on our streets. It's difficult to believe this is the 21st century in the developed world. Thanks for posting that OP.
kosenanat6 h, 49 m ago

this is something government should take care of.a wealthy,developped …this is something government should take care of.a wealthy,developped country in Europe with working social system and such strict tax collecting shouldn't have so many rough sleepers and homeless in it's capital and other big cities.the fact that people should now gather donations to do governments Job is shocking.I wonder what they do with all the money they get from people.traveling to other developed countries like Sweden,Norway,etc etc can be a real eye opener..how their governments effectively spent their tax money to provide high standard for their citizens..the way UK is now is classic Robin Hood era society..they also have free healthcare,free education, welfare and much, much more, why not here?


Do you realize how many wealthy people and businesses are avoiding paying tax? The wealthy avoid paying tax and the poor suffer.
1066owl15 h, 56 m ago

Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way …Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way to end homelessness!Heat added



What would that do? Nothing. They would then go back to their cosy jobs and moneymaking lifestyles.
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jasee2 h, 0 m ago

What would that do? Nothing. They would then go back to their cosy jobs …What would that do? Nothing. They would then go back to their cosy jobs and moneymaking lifestyles.


They would last five minutes in this weather and have to admit it is unacceptable.

"I'm a politician get me out of here".
Deedie17 h, 11 m ago

The same people keep getting reported on the Simon community system in …The same people keep getting reported on the Simon community system in Glasgow. They don't bother responding now unless the homeless person contacts them directly. The vast majority of rough sleepers are already known to these charities. So I would imagine these issues are not unique to the Simon community systemI worked in the harm reduction outreach team in Glasgow up until august last year, so I'm speaking from experience


Just wanted to say thank you for a well written answer describing the problem
My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority of people you see begging with a sleeping bag over them have housing provided by your taxes but the lure of £200 a day begging profit is high. Food bought for them by you is often stored under the sleeping bag then deposited in a nearby bin every so often. Others who are genuinely sleeping rough either choose to do so or are so antisocial they have been asked to leave all of the accommodation providers in the area. There are beds available.

There are very few rough sleepers who need real help and you will rarely see them as they hide away. What you see on a day to day basis are those who don't want to work, earn a lot from begging, waste NHS resources and assault paramedics when treated for substance abuse, absorb your taxes with all the support agencies directed at them and throw away your food given to them by your generosity.

Harsh? Yes. But the reality of this subject is harsh.
Theres a feller who's sleeping rough in the underpass by the Metro Station in Wallsend, for TWO MONTHS he'll be in his thirties decent people drop coffee and sandwiches off for him but Ive never seen anyone from the pompous local council (usual modern "socialists" - lecture everyone else but won't do a thing themselves rather like pop singers and Holltywood and TV "personalities"
But when this country is fast tracking uninvited immigrants into houses everything paid for, why isn't anything being done for THESE people ?
1066owl19 h, 42 m ago

Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way …Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way to end homelessness!Heat added


Add council "managers" to that. They tend to have less qualifications for that job THAN the homeless
stonkr1 h, 27 m ago

My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority …My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority of people you see begging with a sleeping bag over them have housing provided by your taxes but the lure of £200 a day begging profit is high. Food bought for them by you is often stored under the sleeping bag then deposited in a nearby bin every so often. Others who are genuinely sleeping rough either choose to do so or are so antisocial they have been asked to leave all of the accommodation providers in the area. There are beds available.There are very few rough sleepers who need real help and you will rarely see them as they hide away. What you see on a day to day basis are those who don't want to work, earn a lot from begging, waste NHS resources and assault paramedics when treated for substance abuse, absorb your taxes with all the support agencies directed at them and throw away your food given to them by your generosity. Harsh? Yes. But the reality of this subject is harsh.



I often do work offering literature on the street and have come to know the homeless, as you say, most do have a room available.
Some of the addicts seem to be part of an organized begging group, there is a 'master' that comes by every hour or so and collects their earnings, I have seen one man make £20 in less than 15 minutes, he said that he can earn £400-£500 a day.
I also have spoken with those who have a wife and children but say they have been kicked out because of their habits, usually drugs or alcohol.
Others do it for an income,it reminds me of the Sherlock Holmes story of 'The Man With the Twisted Lip.'
And you are correct, I have seen them with many coffees and sandwiches and then throw them away, they have even offered me some of the food because I look so cold.
It is sad because it can make a person feel a bit jaded about the homeless problem, and that minimizes the help for the people who truly need it.
Still, we all need to look after one another and help where we can and where it is needed.
Edited by: "brs98" 2nd Mar
1066owl21 h, 57 m ago

Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way …Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way to end homelessness!Heat added


That would never happen they are to used to their luxuries they don't give a stuff about anyone unless its coming around to election time then they pretend to care.
brs982 h, 48 m ago

I often do work offering literature on the street and have come to know …I often do work offering literature on the street and have come to know the homeless, as you say, most do have a room available.Some of the addicts seem to be part of an organized begging group, there is a 'master' that comes by every hour or so and collects their earnings, I have seen one man make £20 in less than 15 minutes, he said that he can earn £400-£500 a day.I also have spoken with those who have a wife and children but say they have been kicked out because of their habits, usually drugs or alcohol.Others do it for an income,it reminds me of the Sherlock Holmes story of 'The Man With the Twisted Lip.'And you are correct, I have seen them with many coffees and sandwiches and then throw them away, they have even offered me some of the food because I look so cold.It is sad because it can make a person feel a bit jaded about the homeless problem, and that minimizes the help for the people who truly need it.Still, we all need to look after one another and help where we can and where it is needed.


We have organised eastern europeans wearing headscarves begging in Birmingham and London. I have personally seen them divvy up patches and a guy in a new BMW come and collect monies from them every hour. I counted the money ( whilst waiting in my car for my missus who was shopping) and the average is a pound per target and she got around a pound a minute on average. I'm sure you can all do the maths and why the guy on the beemer needs to turn up!.

On the other hand I have seen English homeless in such a state that you couldn't ever pass them by, it's simply not possible.
I'm not sure if they have access to the help they need, but the conditions they are in and the conditions they endure are inhuman.
Also it's quite clear that they generally have some form of substance abuse, so they need help in that regards as well.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 2nd Mar
polarbaba7 m ago

We have organised eastern europeans wearing headscarves begging in …We have organised eastern europeans wearing headscarves begging in Birmingham and London. I have personally seen them divvy up patches and a guy in a new BMW come and collect monies from them every hour. I counted the money ( whilst waiting in my car for my missus who was shopping) and the average is a pound per target and she got around a pound a minute on average. I'm sure you can all do the maths and why the guy on the beemer needs to turn up!.On the other hand I have seen English homeless in such a state that you couldn't ever pass them by, it's simply not possible.I'm not sure if they have access to the help they need, but the conditions they are in and the conditions they endure are inhuman.Also it's quite clear that they generally have some form of substance abuse, so they need help in that regards as well.



Yes, we are in Birmingham and that is what we see.
1066owl1st Mar

Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way …Forcing all politicians to spend a night homeless tonight is the only way to end homelessness!Heat added



Hate people bashing politicians all the time. If this was really important issue, politicians would 'solve' it in a matter of days. Either it does not matter much to rest of us, or the issue is indeed very difficult to solve.

Politicians are easy target of people because they don't fight back. They wont call you dumb piece of sh*t for making stupid suggestions, because they will lose votes.
stonkr2nd Mar

My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority …My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority of people you see begging with a sleeping bag over them have housing provided by your taxes but the lure of £200 a day begging profit is high. Food bought for them by you is often stored under the sleeping bag then deposited in a nearby bin every so often. Others who are genuinely sleeping rough either choose to do so or are so antisocial they have been asked to leave all of the accommodation providers in the area. There are beds available.There are very few rough sleepers who need real help and you will rarely see them as they hide away. What you see on a day to day basis are those who don't want to work, earn a lot from begging, waste NHS resources and assault paramedics when treated for substance abuse, absorb your taxes with all the support agencies directed at them and throw away your food given to them by your generosity. Harsh? Yes. But the reality of this subject is harsh.


True, i have a beggar next to my Supermarket, a pretty girl i offered her a packet of biscuits she refused and said she wanted money.

I notice a lot of parents who go shopping with their kids give her money to seem like heroes to their kids.

I bet she earns more money than me as i work 9-5
Such a caring person
stonkr2nd Mar

My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority …My job involves dealing with 'the homeless' on a daily basis. The majority of people you see begging with a sleeping bag over them have housing provided by your taxes but the lure of £200 a day begging profit is high. Food bought for them by you is often stored under the sleeping bag then deposited in a nearby bin every so often. Others who are genuinely sleeping rough either choose to do so or are so antisocial they have been asked to leave all of the accommodation providers in the area. There are beds available.There are very few rough sleepers who need real help and you will rarely see them as they hide away. What you see on a day to day basis are those who don't want to work, earn a lot from begging, waste NHS resources and assault paramedics when treated for substance abuse, absorb your taxes with all the support agencies directed at them and throw away your food given to them by your generosity. Harsh? Yes. But the reality of this subject is harsh.


Such a caring person. Voted Tory no doubt.
carolina19721st Mar

Downloaded today after seeing a few homeless ppl around and already sent …Downloaded today after seeing a few homeless ppl around and already sent one message... I hope it works 💪



NICE ONE !Nice to see some people on here actually care about other people
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