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  • Camden Acts Against Hate Crime – A Message From Council Leader Sarah Hayward

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    Dear Madam/Sir, In recent days, I have been made aware of a number of incidents of race hate which, if left unchecked, have the potential to undermine the strong community cohesion that exist in Camden, and leave some residents feeling vulnerable. I am writing to ask for your support in making sure that does not […]

  • Christmas Message 2015

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    2015 has been a tough year for many people in London. The numbers sleeping rough on the streets has increased across the capital and Camden has been no exception with a 15% increase in 2015 compared with 2014. However, The Camden Safer Streets Team has been working hard to engage people on the streets and […]

  • The Camden Nine

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    In the summer of 2012 nine of the most difficult to house rough sleepers known to the Camden Safer Streets Team were identified. All had been sleeping rough for at least 5 years, (one for almost 30) all had been offered everything we could offer them, including hostels, supported housing properties and their own flats. […]

  • Legal Does Not Mean Safe

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    The Camden Safer Streets Team has noticed a significant increase in the use of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) more commonly known as “Legal Highs” amongst the street population in Camden over the last year. Despite their legality, these substances are by no means safe. On the contrary, they are often significantly more dangerous than their […]

  • SST Says a Big Thank You to PC Helen Kirby

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    Helen’s cake created by SST’s Lisa Hercules SST said good bye and thank you to PC Helen Kirby last week and presented her with a cake created by our administrator Lisa Hercules. Helen has been the street population lead for the Metropolitan Police in Camden for the last 18 months. During this time she showed […]

  • SST joins forces with BARKA to help foreign homeless people off the streets.

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    We have seen a 30% increase in people sleeping rough in London in the last year. Within this group the biggest rise has been amongst foreign nationals. Therefore SST has teamed up with BARKA, an organisation which supports vulnerable European migrants to return home and reintegrate into society. SST and BARKA have been going out […]

  • Severe Weather Emergency Provision

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    SST has been scouring the borough for the last week finding rough sleepers and offering them a bed under the Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP). SWEP is a pan London scheme, which enables outreach teams to offer people sleeping rough, short term emergency accommodation, when the temperature is forecast to drop below zero degrees for […]

  • Streetsafe News Archive

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    All issues of our Streetsafe newsletter are now online and available to download in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access these PDF files, it can be download for free at adobe.com  Streetsafe News no 1  Streetsafe News 2  Streetsafe News 3  Streetsafe News 4  Streetsafe News 5  Streetsafe News 6  Streetsafe […]