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There is an African-Caribbean homeless man living outside my apartment. I've seen him for the past few months. He takes drugs and lapses in and out of consciousness every day. I called the ambulance 2 times. They came out and as soon as they saw him they drove away. I think they know him. I also called the police so they could take him to a safer place, but they refused to help, unless he was causing some kind of crime. He just sits on a doorstep on drugs. Is there nothing anyone can do to help him? I'm afraid to approach him because I don't want to form a bond as I live close to him, he may be violent. I just want to help get him to a safer place off the streets.
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You can't force someone to stop doing drugs, unfortunately, and most shelters will not let people who are using stay with them. Have you tried googling charities for homeless people in your area? They might be able to offer some help or advice.
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(Original post by Jane2w)
There is an African-Caribbean homeless man living outside my apartment. I've seen him for the past few months. He takes drugs and lapses in and out of consciousness every day. I called the ambulance 2 times. They came out and as soon as they saw him they drove away. I think they know him. I also called the police so they could take him to a safer place, but they refused to help, unless he was causing some kind of crime. He just sits on a doorstep on drugs. Is there nothing anyone can do to help him? I'm afraid to approach him because I don't want to form a bond as I live close to him, he may be violent. I just want to help get him to a safer place off the streets.
You do have an apartment, you could offer him a place to sleep
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You do have an apartment, you could offer him a place to sleep
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You do have an apartment, you could offer him a place to sleep
Stupid advice.
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(Original post by Jane2w)
There is an African-Caribbean homeless man living outside my apartment. I've seen him for the past few months. He takes drugs and lapses in and out of consciousness every day. I called the ambulance 2 times. They came out and as soon as they saw him they drove away. I think they know him. I also called the police so they could take him to a safer place, but they refused to help, unless he was causing some kind of crime. He just sits on a doorstep on drugs. Is there nothing anyone can do to help him? I'm afraid to approach him because I don't want to form a bond as I live close to him, he may be violent. I just want to help get him to a safer place off the streets.
Just leave him be. This is the way of the world.
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Absolutely disgusting reply. Reported.

How is this a "disgusting" reply?
please enlighten me

A homeless man is always sitting outside your flat. I said you could offer him a place to sleep.
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Just leave him be.

Stupid advice.
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How is this a "disgusting" reply?
please enlighten me

A homeless man is always sitting outside your flat. I said you could offer him a place to sleep.
Your post had sexual undertones, with the silly smiley face. You know what you did. Sickening.
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Your post had sexual undertones, with the silly smiley face. You know what you did. Sickening.

There was no sexual undertone.

You have a "sick" mind
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Your post had sexual undertones, with the silly smiley face. You know what you did. Sickening.
I think that's just your interpretation. Didn't read that way to me - they were simply saying that offering somewhere to stay was something you could do to help
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And you're a filthy misogynist. I'm tired of men like you.

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Stupid advice.
And your best advice would be to offer a junkie a place to nap in her flat. And to believe you managed to stay alive in your mid thirties.
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(Original post by Jane2w)
There is an African-Caribbean homeless man living outside my apartment. I've seen him for the past few months. He takes drugs and lapses in and out of consciousness every day. I called the ambulance 2 times. They came out and as soon as they saw him they drove away. I think they know him. I also called the police so they could take him to a safer place, but they refused to help, unless he was causing some kind of crime. He just sits on a doorstep on drugs. Is there nothing anyone can do to help him? I'm afraid to approach him because I don't want to form a bond as I live close to him, he may be violent. I just want to help get him to a safer place off the streets.
Why does the homeless man's ethnicity matter btw?
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(Original post by Jane2w)
Your post had sexual undertones, with the silly smiley face. You know what you did. Sickening.
What?
(Original post by Jane2w)
And you're a filthy misogynist. I'm tired of men like you.
That's a very harsh reaction to a comment - "men like you" is a massive assumption about someone you don't know, not to mention "filthy misogynist"
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And your best advice would be to offer a junkie a place to nap in her flat. And to believe you managed to stay alive in your mid thirties.

At least I came up with a solution,

..rather than just "leave him be"

Well done on winning helper of the year award with that miss moosey loosie
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Why does the homeless man's ethnicity matter btw?
There are some organisations that specialize in providing tailored homelessness advice and support such as the African Caribbean Community Initiative, Ekaya and Steve Biko housing associations.
There are also a few similar schemes focused upon supporting homeless Polish citizens.
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some men only want one thing

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At least I came up with a solution,

..rather than just "leave him be"

Well done on winning helper of the year award with that miss moosey loosie
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men only want one thing and its disgusting.
What a sexist comment....this whole thread is ????
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There is an African-Caribbean homeless man living outside my apartment. I've seen him for the past few months. He takes drugs and lapses in and out of consciousness every day. I called the ambulance 2 times. They came out and as soon as they saw him they drove away. I think they know him. I also called the police so they could take him to a safer place, but they refused to help, unless he was causing some kind of crime. He just sits on a doorstep on drugs. Is there nothing anyone can do to help him? I'm afraid to approach him because I don't want to form a bond as I live close to him, he may be violent. I just want to help get him to a safer place off the streets.
Most helpful thing is probably to register his description and location with Streetlink.
They will pass on the information to locally based support workers and volunteers.
Here is the link- http://www.nosecondnightout.org.uk/h...rough-sleeper/
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