We’ve got a growing problem with homelessness:
Homelessness in East Devon rises dramatically to ‘unprecedented’ levels
This is something people privately are trying to help with:
Gateway Homelessness Action Group
As is the local authority:
Spike in homelessness in East Devon prompts District Council to take urgent action
There have been complaints about a long-term homeless person who’s been living in his car on the seafront in Sidmouth, as reported by Devon Live today:
Homeless man making threats from car is upsetting seaside town
But should it be a police problem?
Why You Should Think Twice About Calling the Police on Homeless People
Or should it be a housing problem – to be worked on by the council?
Rough sleepers – eastdevon.gov.uk
Housing options and prevention of homelessness – eastdevon.gov.uk
But can we be doing more than we are…?
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