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The city with no homeless on its streets

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Rough sleeping has been almost eradicated in Finland's capital thanks to a groundbreaking scheme.

Read the full article - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46891392?fbclid=IwAR1SKdSjLuK5DYmpQOhtUobY8rqR13Yt1FLCU8OEq218slt4--VaijLm-2Y
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So maybe do an article on HOW they eradicated it? Where is the money coming from? What percentage of the pot is being used to house everyone and how will they sustain it as population grows? Many unanswered questions and comparisons to another country that pales on comparison with population levels. Need more details on the economical side of it.
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Finland is amazing! Education, recycling, and now homelessness... Well done!
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Finland's population is 5.5 mil whereas UK 66 mil with housing crisis. UK simply can’t afford such solution.
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What can the US learn from this? Probably nothing because if the idea didn't originate here, it obviously isn't any good.
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So maybe there is some glimmer of hope for our cities homeless.
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There are so many small tasks in the UK that can be done, such as cleaning, recycling etc. The government should give priority to them who are homeless to do these tasks, they can therefore start to build a living for themselves and at least get food in their belly and some shelter.
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So it turns out that the way to solve homelessness is to give people homes? My cousin worked with the homeless with the Salvation Army and he found that many had mental health issue, many were ex-servicemen who had lacked support when demobbed, and others that for whatever reason had fallen through the system. He always found that getting these people into a home or hostel was a vital first step so that something could be done about the problems that had forced them on to the streets in the first place.
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Can you imagine the outcry if we tried to do what the Finns do in Helsinki?
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Lived there, there is homelessness. It is hard to see but there is.
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I know we could not pay the tv licence fee and the money could go towards helping the homeless, job done.
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Before the city of culture we didn't really see the homeless in hull.
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