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17 Jan 2018

Council says people should not give money to rough sleepers in street

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

What’s the best way to support the homeless? Conservative-run Gloucester City Council have drawn criticism for a poster campaign urging people not to give loose change to people in the street, but to donate to established homeless charities instead. The poster claims that some rough sleepers have accommodation and are already receiving support and benefits But rough sleepers say they’re being unfairly demonised.