Public asked for their views on Glasgow's homeless

A survey has been launched asking people their views on begging in Glasgow city centre and what they believe should be done about the issue.

A homeless man.

It is being run by Community Safety Glasgow, a charity whose two members are Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

It asks how people react to beggars and if they have experienced any aggressive or antisocial behaviour.

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The replies will shape new approaches to help those involved in begging.

A spokesman for Community Safety Glasgow said: “Results will help us build up a clear, up-to-date picture of the nature and extent of begging in the city centre, the type of people involved and the problems they have.

“It will also tell us how people feel about begging and offer them an opportunity to contribute their ideas on how it might be addressed.”