Northampton Borough Council
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Killing With Kindness

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Killing with Kindness

Most people want to help someone who is begging by giving them some loose change.

The general perception is that if someone is begging they are homeless and have no income; however, a lot of beggars do it as a career choice, are homed and in receipt of benefits,

Others, who may genuinely be homeless, do not wish to engage with the many agencies out there to help them.

By giving them money you are making it easier to continue living as they are. They may well also spend that money on alcohol, drugs or legal highs.