What do you think of the rough sleeping issue in Bournemouth?
June: “This is the first time we’ve really seen it, during the summer we saw one or two but there’s more now.”
Do you do anything to help the homeless such as donate money or volunteer?
June: “We donate quite a lot to to CRISIS and to kitchens at Christmas time.”
Rob: “Yeah we donate something you buy (at a shop) into a container for the soup kitchens.”
What do you think can be done to help the overall issue of homelessness in Bournemouth?
Rob: “I’ve always thought that shipping containers can be turned into 8-bed rooms, they use them off shore on the rigs and they’re very good, they’ve got toilets, showers.
What do you think about the rough sleeping issue in Bournemouth?
Muriel: “When I’m walking home, I always think there’s quite a big issue here, I always see people begging on the streets.”
Would you be willing to donate your time and money to help those in need?
Both: “Yes definitely.”
What do you think could be done?
Dominique: “Should be a system like in Germany, nobody has to sleep on the street, and the government pay your rent and everything. They help you to get into work, they pay you to go to interviews – its a really good system. I have to pay 40% of salary to help people who cannot work. If the shelters are full, they put beds in cafes and things.”