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First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK 21 Dec 2017 07:30 #5383

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Nottingham shopping centre hosts machine carrying free food and other essentials for those with special keycard.

Posted By Steven Preece - 19/12/20171071 0
A vending machine containing essentials for rough sleepers has been installed in Nottingham in what is believed to be a world first, with the inventor hoping to put one in every city with a homelessness problem.

The machine was unveiled at the Intu shopping centre in Broadmarsh on Tuesday. It dispenses water, fresh fruit, energy bars, crisps, chocolate and sandwiches, as well as socks, sanitary towels, antibacterial lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste packs, and books.

Much of the fresh food comes from redistribution organisations seeking to reduce food waste, according to the inventors at Action Hunger, a new charity. Other items are bought with donations.

Use of the machine is exclusively for those in need, and items can only be vended with a special keycard, which Action Hunger’s partner organisations give to users. In Nottingham the cards are given out by the Friary, a drop-in advice centre for homeless people.

The keycards are programmed to permit up to three items being dispensed per day. The limit aims to stop “dependency” on the machines, the charity said

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www.welfareweekly.com/first-vending-machine-for-homeless-people-launches-in-uk/
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First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK 21 Dec 2017 08:34 #5387

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Nice idea but I think anyone sleeping on a freezing pavement would rather have a roof over their heads than a free coffee. I just hope the plight of homelessness and the impact it is having stays in the public eye and not just over the Christmas period.
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First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK 21 Dec 2017 16:17 #5391

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My Concern; Is Do the Rich in there £1 Million Pound+ Home care less about what is outside there Front Door?
Trisa May and her Tory Elite don't give a S**t about 95% of The British Population. :angry: .
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That`s very obvious Paul because if they cared, they would have halted Universal Credit months ago instead of allowing it to cause more harm. That alone speaks volumes. My question for the New Year will be, why are we run by governments who never truly mean what they say? If governments cared, why are they not putting money into making sure their citizens are all housed? Where is the UK network that sets out to reel everyone in, check who they are and have a register of everyone who requires a home and account for them rather than pass the buck to charity organisations and councils who do help, but just don`t have the capacity of funds or accommodation to help everyone who contacts them.
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First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK 22 Dec 2017 08:55 #5402

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" If governments cared, why are they not putting money into making sure their citizens are all housed? "

Because their all too busy filling up their own bank accounts preparing for the in coming gov. :evil:

We can all fully rely upon the SSP club to look after us,after all they have our best interests at heart :whistle:
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