End the Cycle of Begging

by admin on 9 June 2014

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Moseley Alternative Giving is asking residents to donate to the campaign to maintain local services who can meet immediate needs (such as for food or clothing) and support individuals to move to a more stable lifestyle, for example, by helping with accommodation or mental health problems.

The Campaign is funded through the Moseley Community Alcohol Partnership (MCAP) following a Moseley U-Decide public vote for the project to receive funding. Moseley Alternative Giving is asking residents to donate to the campaign, to maintain local services who support people by meeting their immediate needs (such as food or clothing)  and through outreach workers who will refer people to services that can help them move to a more stable lifestyle, for example by helping find accommodation or supporting with mental health issues.

We are now encouraging residents to ‘make a real change with their spare change’. We understand it can be a natural response to give money to someone begging, but we want to raise awareness that some people begging have an addiction and just £4 will buy them enough cider for the day, while by giving your £4 to the Alternative Giving Campaign instead it can be added to a fund to pay for services and support that will help people move on from the cycle of begging.

For more updates on the campaign follow @moseleygiving on twitter or visit www.moseleycap.co.uk Text donate MAGC14 £2 To 70074

Awareness Capacity & Outreach in Moseley

SIFA Fireside is also delivering an Awareness Capacity & Outreach Project funded by MCAP after being awarded funding by Moseley U-Decide.

The aims are:

  • To deliver alcohol awareness workshops for young people in local secondary schools and youth clubs.
  • To deliver workshops for local residents and traders to help respond to street drinking and aggressive begging .
  • To provide an additional day’s outreach in Moseley. The outreach worker will refer people to support services and to set up a half day advice surgery for all those affected by the issues – individuals who need help, their friends, families or neighbours. The Outreach Sessions take place on:

Monday 1pm-4pm
At: Moseley & District Housing Association,
106 Alcester Rd
Moseley,
B13 8EF

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