Homelessness charities and support services across Brighton & Hove are working together to help vulnerable people move off our streets.
Evidence shows that giving directly to someone who is begging does not necessarily help them move away from the streets. Giving money may well support a drug or alcohol addiction, which can cause serious health issues and premature death. Handing money over to someone may also divert them from engaging in support and prolong them living on the streets.
Donating to dedicated charities is a viable alternative. This issue is being addressed through a multi-agency approach from the Council, NHS, Police and a network of homeless support charities. Businesses across the city can help too.
To find out more about how you and your colleagues can help address homelessness in the city please click the link here.