We were privileged again this year to co-ordinate the World Homeless Day presence in Reading town centre. Most of the local charities working to support and get people off the streets were represented.
Flyers were given out to members encouraging them NOT to give money to beggars since most is spent on drugs and simply enables individuals to survive where they are rather than engaging with support services and moving their lives on.
It is always good to be reminded of just how many services are available for rough sleepers and also the degree to which those various charities work together in their various capacities from food handouts to night shelter, drug counselling to housing.
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