Homeless young man

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  • #5284

    griff
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    It appears that the young man referred to in the Councillor’s post on this website as an ‘itinerant’ is now sleeping in the Ynys Bridge bus shelter. I understand that he must have complex needs and has ben offered help in the past, but to refer to him as ‘needy’ seems very insensitive. Surely something can be done to help him, or we, in our affluent suburb, may find one day that he is beyond help

    #5285

    ladyd
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    I thought the same about the post on the councillors report , his name is Shane.
    I do know that he has been offered a lot of help and was in sheltered accommodation but walked away from it and came back to the bench, which is sad.
    I noticed today that the bench he was originally sleeping on outside The Thatch on Hoel Isaf has actually been removed and I hope that this isn’t to ensure he doesn’t return! Can the council even do that?! Seems very harsh if they can and have. There’s a cone in its place today.

    #5287

    griff
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    That would appear to be what has happened, so the Community Council have moved the problem on to Morganstown

    #5288

    griff
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    That would appear to be what has happened, so the Community Council has moved the problem on to Morganstown

    #5289

    jojo
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    If we wait long enough, maybe he’ll move on to Taffs Well!!

    #5290

    griff
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    That’s hardly the point

    #5291

    Template
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    Not sure what you can do if someone refuses the help that’s provided or offered for people in this situation.

    As well as his physical and mental wellbeing, other considerations are the practical issues of being homeless without the facilities offered to homeless people elsewhere in the city.

    R&M do not have the facilities to support this young man, and the sooner he realises that the better for everyone concerned.

    #5292

    griff
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    I agree. Having been in touch with some of the people who have tried to help I have a better understanding of what’s been happening with him. Still doesn’t make me feel any better driving past him sleeping in the rain

    #5293

    gordon
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    Now I come to think of it, I didn’t spot the bench in question on Heol Isaf a couple of days ago.

    If the bench has been removed, then this, surely, must be the result of a council decision to do so (County Council / Community Council?). Does Councillor Rod McKerlich have any information on where the decision was made, and the grounds on which the decision was based? There will doubtless be widely differing opinions on such an action, but at least we will be able to express them, once we know the source of and motivation for the decision.

    #5294

    griff
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    Absolutely. It has just moved the ‘problem’ on

    #5295

    Template
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    could be the bench was damaged in some way and needs to be repaired?

    or could it be that with Redrow building starting round the corner he wouldn’t be a good advertisement?

    #5296

    gordon
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    If it’s been removed for repair purposes, then presumably it will reappear!

    As for Redrow’s development, Heaven forfend that anyone might remotely be thinking that the removal of the bench has anything to do with that!

    #5299

    Template
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    nothing would surprise me.

    The golf club objected to the development, but are now hosting the launch event – I wonder if any others are “happy” with the development and what it means for them despite giving the outward view of objection…

    We know there have been mistakes made in the past in terms of the contracts with developers – remember the problems with funding earmarked for the library…

    #5300

    griff
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    The bench being removed for repair would be very convenient

    #5313

    griff
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    Have contacted Street Link who specialise in helping homeless people and may be able to offer him the help he needs

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