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Thread #163386 Message #3897457
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
05-Jan-18 - 04:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Homelessness a Personal Choice?
Subject: RE: BS: Homelessness a Personal Choice?
It's a difficult question.
There's a lot of homelessness in Cardiff, and the Council have promised to do something about it (finding homes etc.)
But there are some who do not want to be confined to a 'home'.
I do, sometimes give directly to the homeless. But I wonder whether I'm helping, or hindering, the situation.
If no one gave to the homeless, would they be more likely to accept help from the government, or from homeless charities?
I know there have been reports in the papers of situations in London where a non-homeless person arrives daily, complete with the usual paraphernalia of a homeless person, and sets up a space just to live off the charity. Apparently there are some areas of London where it can provide more than the living wage.
As I started, It's a difficult question.