It is evident that poverty in Wrexham is widespread and is affecting the whole community. Foodbanks are a lifeline for many people, including working men and women who cannot make ends meet. Our children are going hungry and are relying on charity for their basic needs.
Tell me, why is Wrexham Council’s executive board doing nothing about this?
Maybe they should go and get some food off the man who sits outside Sainsburys for hours on end with a suitcase full of donated food! At the end of his shift he dumps the majority of it behind the store according to the manager!
There is, of course, poverty in Gresford and in all Wrexham wards. But I agree that Atkinson isn’t showing a particular interest even though he is the councillor who is supposed to be leading the strategy.
Research undertaken last year and reported in the Wrexham Leader stated that 1 in 4 children in Wrexham were living in poverty. I fear that ratio will have increased.
Back to the original question.What is WCBC doing about homelessness. Answer: Nothing. Homelessness comes hand in hand with drug abuse. The majority of these people are well grounded citizens experiencing hard times. Since working in the town for seven years alongside many of these people I have known of eight homeless or borderline homeless people who have lost their lives to drugs.
The problem won’t go away. It’s socio-economic. The Council need to take the problem off the streets. Convert the old Grove School into a safe haven offering short and longer term boarding. Dedicated and monitored substance imbibing areas. Needle exchange. Relocate help organisations such as CAIS and soup kitchens all under one roof.
It won’t solve the problem but it will offer a means to change lives and make the streets safer and more attractive.
Homelessness/Drug Use has its own dedicated taskforce ‘Gold Command’. Has there been any updates from them recently?
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