The local community gave their opinion on the homeless sleeping rough this Christmas, and once again, showed that Bournemouth is overwhelmingly on their side. I asked the public in attendance of the Christmas market for their views and thoughts on Bournemouth’s homeless crisis. Caroline (36) and Richard (35), from the Poole area were quick to comment on the […]
Bournemouth based charity devoted to re-homing the homeless, have announced that they are closing their doors after three years of service. Founder, Sally Harvey, has announced that she will be retiring from her charity work with the homeless due to ‘personal reasons’. AOK rucksack Appeal aimed to provide homeless people with “essentials when they decided […]
A new report by housing and homelessness charity Shelter has found over 600 children in Dorset will be homeless or in temporary accommodation this Christmas. According to Shelter, 2017 has seen the highest number of homeless children in a decade, with one in every 111 children classed as currently homeless. Dorchester based charity Nightstop has […]
Bournemouth Council are proposing to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders within Bournemouth Town Centre, issuing consultation surveys to residents. The proposal hopes to make it a criminal offence for ‘unreasonable behaviour’ from anyone aged 16 or above around Bournemouth Town Centre. Residents and businesses will be able to consult the council about which behaviours will be […]
Klynton Dyer is looking to begin a weekly Food4Fitness boot camp for free, in exchange for just a few cans of food for the hungry.
In the UK there are more than 4,000 rough sleepers, which is 16% more than last year, however Bournemouth has seen a decrease in these numbers. Alan Watton, who used to be homeless, said that “There are more opportunities in Bournemouth for people in need to get living accommodation. “The YMCA assisted me when I was homeless […]
Bournemouth’s high drug rate must be tackled through actions of the council and help of the community by donating to local charities.