Begging – the question, give or not to give?
You may have noticed an increase in beggars and people sleeping on the streets at Angel. They are attracted here because people are so generous with their donations. Homeless charities and Angel Police Team say it’s not good to give them money – it’s likely to be spent on drink and drugs and doesn’t help them at all.
Islington Council’s outreach team has confirmed that all the individuals are known to them and have been offered appropriate support. Even the Dog’s Trust sends representatives out to check their animals are healthy and well-looked after.
If you wish to help, click here www.islington.gov.uk/policing-safety/how/working-with-the-street-population