Our anti-begging campaign is really asking people to help in a different way

Most of us have a deep-rooted instinct to want to help someone in need. That’s a very good thing and a cornerstone of our individual moral instincts. The Council has also developed many excellent services and has a large number of staff devoted to ensuring that the most vulnerable people get the help they need.

So it may come as a bit of a shock to some when we embark on a campaign that seems to say don’t be a Good Samaritan. But our anti-begging campaign is really asking people to help in a different way, and with good reason. Continue reading