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AutomaticEarth



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Homeless Watch Reply with quote

Thought I'd start a thread on homelessness on the streets Britain. The Guardian has a thought-provoking article on the issue:-

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/25/homeless-number-people-sleeping-rough-england-rises-almost-a-third-in-a-year

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In London, 43% of people sleeping rough are from the UK, 36% are from central and eastern Europe, with 18% of the total from Romania. Around 14% were female and 12% under 26.


Mods = feel free to post this to Off Topic if you want - I tried to create it there but couldn't post there for some reason.
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johnhemming2



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 57% who are not UK citizens are probably not habitually resident in the UK and, therefore, don't qualify for housing benefit.

It is always important to look at the details of different people's stories. I have worried about the closure of specialist projects intended to deal with people with multiple issues (ex prisoners, with mental health issues and other problems).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Homeless Watch Reply with quote

AutomaticEarth wrote:
Thought I'd start a thread on homelessness on the streets Britain. The Guardian has a thought-provoking article on the issue:-

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/25/homeless-number-people-sleeping-rough-england-rises-almost-a-third-in-a-year

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In London, 43% of people sleeping rough are from the UK, 36% are from central and eastern Europe, with 18% of the total from Romania. Around 14% were female and 12% under 26.


Mods = feel free to post this to Off Topic if you want - I tried to create it there but couldn't post there for some reason.


Only a moderator or admin may start a thread in the "off topic" forum, though any member may add to an existing thread.
However homelessness is IMO just about on topic, so I do not propose to move it, for now at least.
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snow hope



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three homeless people have died in Belfast in the last 3 weeks, mortality is worse at this cold time of year. Sad
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AutomaticEarth



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're like me who gets accosted by beggars on the way to work, here's an interesting article...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12180784/Cornwall-beggar-filmed-getting-into-Audi-TT-sports-car.html
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