Indeed, the homelessness charity, Crisis, reported last year
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Beaten, urinated on and sexually assaulted Mayor Joe Anderson wants rough sleepers to be protected by law as details of terrible incidents revealed
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Mayor Joe Anderson has called for better protections for homeless people after shocking accounts of rough sleepers being canada goose urinated on, abused and sexually assaulted.
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It has been reported Canada Goose sale that goths cheap Canada Goose and elderley people could receive protection under new hate crime laws but Mayor Anderson thinks that those living on the streets should canada goose uk outlet also be on the list.
And he has used some shocking statistics to detail the abuse that homeless people recieve.
Quoting the Crisis charity, he revealed that last year more than one in three homeless people were deliberately buy canada goose jacket hit, kicked or experienced some form of physical violence.
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And in perhaps the most concerning of statistics almost one in 20 rough sleepers were the victims of sexual assault.
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canada goose outlet us The Mayor Liverpool Joe Anderson chats to homless man Jason outside the canada goose coats on sale new Labre House rough sleepers shelter”I believe this is justified because they face ongoing risks above and beyond most other Canada Goose Jackets groups in society. Indeed, the homelessness charity, Crisis, reported last year on the types of appalling attacks rough sleepers commonly face.” canada goose outlet us
He added: “As vulnerable people on the Canada Goose Coats On Sale margins of society, we owe it to rough sleepers to do everything possible to protect them and assist them in turning their lives around.
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“As well as actively supporting rough sleepers, we also spend million a year on a range of local discretionary benefits in order to tackle ‘upstream’ pressures canada goose coats and prevent people and families from becoming homeless.
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