Research shows that most money given to people who are begging is spent on drugs and alcohol. Street begging does not always mean that a person is homeless. If a person is homeless then we can help.
There is no need to sleep rough in Stockport. People need to engage with the support available:
Emergency and long-term accommodation (including health and employment support): People can contact Stockport Homes at Cornerstone, 2 Edward Street, Stockport SK1 3NQ or on 0161 217 6016.
Hot food, support and advice: People can visit the Wellspring Resource Centre at Harvey Street SK1 1YD and get a free hot meal - seven days a week.
A food parcel - People can call Stockport Loaves and Fishes on 07938 967063 or visit 'The Olive Branch' at 2c Castle Street, Edgeley.
To help make a lasting change this Christmas: Help a local homelessness charity instead.
- Helping the Homeless into Housing (H3): www.h-3.org.uk
- Stockport Loaves and Fishes: www.stockportloavesandfishes.org
- The Wellspring: www.thewellspring.co.uk