Fitzrovia is seeing a dramatic increase in rough sleepers and begging activity in the area.
The Fitzrovia Partnership team and the organisations we partner with: Community Wardens, the Safer Streets team and the Police are conducting joint patrols to strengthen our assistance for individuals, identifying the best support available and allerting the relevant agencies.
As part of this drive we work closely with Camden’s street outreach service the Camden Safer Streets Team (SST), who are commissioned by the London Borough of Camden to end street homelessness and reduce street based anti-social behaviour. Within the team, the role of Streetsafe Coordinator is held by Saul Freeman:
Saul and the team work with:
There were 236 individuals rough sleeping in LBC in 2010. Last year there were 598; this year the increase continues.
Going out on to the streets of Camden 7 days a week to find and engage rough sleepers and those engaging in anti-social street activity, working with these people to support them away from their street based lifestyle by:
In addition to the that obtained via The Fitzrovia Partnership, SST relies on information from the public to find rough sleepers quickly and identify anti social-behaviour hotspots. Saul’s role is to receive information, task the outreach team to target the incidents reported and to feedback to the reporter detailing what is being done to deal with the issue. He is also available to visit hotspots and advise on measures that can be taken to reduce the impact street activity is having.
To contract Saul to make a report about rough sleepers or street activity directly please call 0207 833 7970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please visit CamdenSST.com
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