Concerned by homelessness and begging in York? North Yorkshire Police and their partners will be conducting 'Operation Warmth' patrols in York city centre and hosting a chalet in the Coppergate Centre. Come and visit us with any questions!
Operation Warmth is aiming to help those in York who are in need due to homelessness. North Yorkshire Police will be working with partners including York City Council, the Salvation Army, and Lifeline to offer help to the homeless persons in York. Everybody has the right to access safe and stable accommodation, and we want to help vulnerable people to achieve this.
We also aim to educate the public with the message #NoNeedtoBegYork. Giving money to individuals begging in York won’t help. It encourages professional beggars to come to our city, and you never know how that money is being spent. If you text ‘YORK33£3’ to ‘70070’ £3 will be distributed amongst charities in York which can help the homeless.
We will be running a chalet as part of St. Nicholas’ Fair in the Coppergate Centre until Sunday the 27th of November. Please come and visit us with any questions.