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6 minutes ago, neil said:

See it a lot with hostile architecture - governments paying to have ugly shit installed to stop the homeless sleeping there. But put that money into homeless programs? Nah.

Gets even worse man, I remember when Iceland staff spoke out a few years ago, saying that they’d been instructed by management to purposely spoil out of date food in the biffa bins, to stop people digging for food. Some apparently told to pour bleach over food. That’s predetermined ABH at the very least isn’t it?
I was in shock at the time, but I’ve been told by people that they’ve witnessed it still happening (not sure which shops).

Imagine bring that fucking evil? It’s bad enough adding horrible metal bumps to potential seating areas, but purposely poisoning food with bleach is absolutely insane.

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Finally, a megathread we can all get behind.

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It’s alright; we’ll all downvote him in the next election and he’ll fuck off in a strop for years.

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25 minutes ago, neil said:

See it a lot with hostile architecture - governments paying to have ugly shit installed to stop the homeless sleeping there. But put that money into homeless programs? Nah.

We've got a highstreet filled with empty shops, even before the pandemic, and a fair few homeless about. We've also got these.

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Wouldn't want someone sheltering from the elements and dirtying up [checks notes] the front of an abandoned offie. One of the safest Tory seats in the country. We've never had a non-Tory MP, as far as records go back.

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I live round the corner from a high street in London with a fair few homeless in the area. One day last year all of a sudden all the sheltered spots the homeless used (most of them door ways of empty shops) were blocked with similar things. Fucking disgusting. Now they just sleep outside the train station in the middle of the day instead.

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I live in Urmston in Manchester and we have (among many) one guy near the train station down the road from my flat. There is a smashed out old phone box near by where he sits in the day and he keeps his stuff in there which has grown to include a sleeping bag and several other bits and bobs after someone donated a sleeping bag etc to him. The local Facebook group had a few turgid folk saying how the phone box was an eyesore with all his gear in it and that it should be removed if it's not being used.

Kicking off not because a person is homeless, but because his stuff in a disused phone box is apparently harsh on their poor eyes. I assume they think he just goes off to his nice house with his coffee cup of coppers and silvers when the day is done. Like what my Nan would say to me when I approached homeless people as a kid. Look, he's even wearing nice trainers.

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46 minutes ago, Astro Hollywood said:

We've got a highstreet filled with empty shops, even before the pandemic, and a fair few homeless about. We've also got these.

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Wouldn't want someone sheltering from the elements and dirtying up [checks notes] the front of an abandoned offie. One of the safest Tory seats in the country. We've never had a non-Tory MP, as far as records go back.

Fucking hell, look at that thing. Does it even work? Looks like it has a gap where you could crawl in and actually use it as a shelter.

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1 minute ago, neil said:

Fucking hell, look at that thing. Does it even work? Looks like it has a gap where you could crawl in and actually use it as a shelter.

You can  see its got a barrier across the gap if you look closely. Showing my naivety at first glance at though someone had kindly put a shelter out thinking it might be useful for a homeless person to utilise.

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17 minutes ago, neil said:

Fucking hell, look at that thing. Does it even work? Looks like it has a gap where you could crawl in and actually use it as a shelter.

I think it was specifically installed to drive away a homeless couple who'd been sleeping there in the previous couple of months. They didn't return to that spot, so I guess the Tories won 🤷‍♂️.

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While Hull itself has been labour for decades, it’s still got a very Tory approach to the homeless issue similar to what has been posted.

We had a massive BHS in the Town Centre that closed down 4 maybe 5 years ago now. It’s a massive building which used to have the Skyline Ballroom, which played host to Jimi Hendrix back in the day, above the store itself. 
When the store closed, a lot of the homeless would take shelter underneath the large canopy that covered the main entrance.

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Then some people complained, what with Hull city centre being a spot of natural beauty and all, and this happened.

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That was 3 years ago. I rarely go in town anymore, but to the best of my knowledge it’s still like that and no sign of the building being used for anything, such as maybe being converted into, let’s say, a homeless shelter.

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On the Tory front, I did once get informed by the leader of a local homeless charity that the police used to round up homeless people from the high profile Tory constituency and dump them in the neighbouring Labour constituency despite them being under the same council. 

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I live in a pretty affluent town, so homelessness in the actual town itself is a pretty rare sight (but travel just a few miles to other towns and it is pretty prevalent, as per usual, Kingston being particularly bad)

So when a rough sleeper gets spotted in the town itself, the local Facebook pages are full and full of posts about it. Most people do want to help, but you can guarantee that you get a handful of "Don't give them money! You're better off giving them food" knobs. 

I got kicked off our local group for stating that I will give them money and they can spend it on what the fuck they like, as I'm not policing someones situation, and pointing out that when you say "THEY just spend it all on drugs and alcohol" you are generalising a lot of people and it is offensive.

There was one guy who persistently sat outside Waitrose in town ("Cos that's where he knows he'll get more!!!!" No shit, Sherlock. I mean, good for him) and there were numerous reports of him being rude/aggressive to people, and "how dare he in that position".

Well, quite. How dare he be emotional and angry at finding himself sleeping rough and in a shite situation, and didn't take the time to be as courteous as you would have liked them to be in your utopia. 

I spoke to him one day, had a good chat with him, mentioned I used to work pub sec and could get someone in contact, and he said he was well aware of the services locally and that he was in touch with them. Fair enough.

I imagine what was happening is the usual 'trying too hard' crowd were just giving him stuff without asking.

During my time volunteering with Shelter, I've always been taught that if you see someone sleeping rough/asking for help, it is best to find out what they need or want rather than just assuming what they need.

Could be the smallest thing. Most times it is a hot drink and a chat, just to feel human again, but just because they're in a shit situation, it doesn't mean they have to just take what they're given. One guy that was at the shelter was fed up with people just bringing him tea and coffee as he was lactose intolerant meaning he used to have refuse it and look bad.

Anyway, fuck anti-rough sleeping measures, fuck not tackling the root causes of homelessness and turn the O2 into a massive house x

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Matt Hancocks at it again, claiming to “very strongly agree” with the purpose of Marcus Rashford’s Free School Meals campaign, a campaign which he voted against in the House of Commons last week

An extra £20 per week in Universal Credit, well gee thanks. Can’t I have your £25 per Day food allowance instead

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17 hours ago, Chili said:

I assume they think he just goes off to his nice house with his coffee cup of coppers and silvers when the day is done. Like what my Nan would say to me when I approached homeless people as a kid. Look, he's even wearing nice trainers.

I don't think I've ever lived anywhere that hasn't had a story of some homeless guy - either a specific individual, or someone imagined - that's actually a rich bloke with a big house, who's grifting people out of money, then getting into his flash car and driving home. My Dad used to say it about someone in Hull all the time, but I've heard it from people in different places all over the country. 
EDIT: In case it wasn't clear, as I've just realised I left this point here, I believe they're all bollocks, not that there are people actually doing this up and down the country!
 

There's also the point that homelessness isn't just rough sleepers - I live somewhere affluent, with very little visible homelessness on the streets. But the shelter is stretched to breaking point, and food banks are struggling, especially at the moment. We recently ran a report on what percentage of students at our college are functionally homeless, and some colleagues just flat out refused to believe it, because it didn't match their idea of what homelessness "should" look like. And even accounting for the fact that we engage with mental health charities and children's services on these issues, and are geared toward widening participation in general, I would have to assume that for every student we are able to pick up, there must be two or three that aren't able to access the relevant services to cross our radar, so that's a significant number of 16-18 year olds in an ostensibly safe and wealthy locale that are homeless and essentially invisible to anyone in a position to help them. 

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