Has Manchester found an innovative way to tackle begging?
People caught begging on Manchester’s streets are sent to the street engagement hub to get support rather than facing a fine. It’s an idea that has the Met Police and government looking on with interest
The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead
The Vagrancy Act was consigned to history earlier this year but Lib Dem MP Layla Moran warns the 200-year-old law could return to criminalise rough sleeping through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill
Homeless people are being ‘disproportionately criminalised’ by anti-social behaviour laws
Academics have called for a change in policing culture and better training for officers to stop Public Spaces Protection Orders being misused against rough sleepers