Outreach workers came across a gentleman not known to them as he was begging in an alleyway in the Old Town area. He was unkempt and in need of a shower. Outreach stopped to speak to him. He did not have a local connection and his benefits were in middle of being processed.
He was given a shower token, informed of where he could get something to eat and given a Threshold Survival Guide. He was also advised of Hostels and Night shelters in the town. By the start of the following week he was attending the Breakfast Club and Day Centre on a regular basis for advice and support. Outreach is aiming to work with this gentleman over a few weeks to establish his claim and secure private rented accommodation for him.