Anti Social Behaviour

Rough sleeping is often associated with nuisance activities such as begging, street drinking and anti-social behaviour. Homelessness is a complex issue and entrenched homelessness presents particular difficulties; addictions and criminal and offending behaviour may be a symptom of homelessness as well as an underlying cause.

Nuisance activities can have a negative impact on local communities. The police and local authorities have a range of powers to tackle these activities. However, homelessness organisations are concerned that the use of these powers criminalises rough sleeping and does not address the root cause of the problem.

A way that we address this matter is we are a 24/7 direct access hostel which allows for those that are rough sleeping to present themselves at the Hostel for the much needed accommodation and support. Once they arrive on site they will have a tailored support plan to help them on their journey back to society, they will have access to breakfast, cooked meals and washing facilities.