Spice things down a bit……

The use of the synthetic drug Spice is fast becoming a serious problem and is having a detrimental impact on the lives of homeless and disadvantaged people in Stockport and Manchester as well as lots of other parts of the UK. Spice is a New Psychoactive Substance that is a man made chemical version of…

Illegal Highs

All New Psychoactive Substances are now illegal to be sold or produced in the UK. This is welcome news and a step in the right direction. However these drugs are going nowhere fast and they will continue to cause havoc to the lives of homeless and disadvantaged people. Everyone has known for many months that…

Don’t move them on, help them to move on…

Begging, sitting on the floor within 5m of ATMs or shops, and legal highs have all been banned in Stockport town centre under a new legal order. Police and the borough’s council have secured the protection order after months of trouble. However, there are now fears that the move targets homeless people. Jonathan Billings from…

Eat, sleep, take drugs, repeat.

I meet many people in my job, some of these people are stuck in a cycle of addiction. i often try to relate to them and think of ways in which they can break this cycle. Its taken me quite sometime to realise that without them having the correct motivation to change, i am wasting…

Dont feed the habbit

Giving money to people begging in the street may seem like a decent generous thing to do, doing your bit to help someone out who is less fortunate than yourself is a selfless thing to do. However on average 90% of all money given to people in the street is spent on drugs or alcohol….