Some homeless people in the UK have been given barcodes to wear around their necks to allow them to accept donations given to them by passersby using their smartphones.
The Oxford University-backed scheme is an attempt to help the homeless adapt to the cashless society they now face
BYPASS THE CENSORS
Sign up to get unfiltered news delivered straight to your inbox.
RT reports ‘Greater Change’ – a social innovation project being trialed in Oxford – has issued homeless people with a QR code. Members of the public who want to give them money, but have no change, can use their smartphones to scan the code before completing an online payment.
Buffalo Killer’s Goal Was To ‘Remove Gun Rights’ in US
Bill Gates Orders Adults Over 50 To Get ‘Ongoing’ Covid Boosters ‘Every 6 Months’
Hunter Biden Emails Reveal He Fathered Child With ANOTHER Prostitute, Left Her Addicted to Narcotics
Lindsey Graham Caught on Tape Saying Joe Biden Is ‘Best President’
Trudeau’s Canada Will Pay Poor People To Be Euthanized
Video Footage Shows Demon at Pro-Abortion Protest
Ghislaine Elite Pedophiles | Ghislaine Maxwell Vows to ‘Name & Shame’ Elite Pedophiles
Queen Elizabeth Is ‘Direct Descendant Of Prophet Muhammad’ - Study
President Biden: ‘Trump Supporters Are Domestic Terrorists’
The donation is deposited in an account controlled by one of the projects workers, who then ensures that the money is spent on beneficial targets, that can include a deposit for rent.
The project has been supported by Oxford University Innovation and Oxford’s Said Business School.
Speaking to the BBC, Alex McCallion, founder of ‘Greater Change,’ said: “The problem we’re trying to solve here is that we live in an increasingly cashless society and as well as this when people give they worry about what this money might be spent on. So the solution we’ve come up with is a giving mechanism through your smart phone with a restrictive fund.”
As well as allowing you to donate money, upon scanning the barcode one can see a profile of the homeless peron, which informs about their circumstances; how they started living on the streets and their previous profession.
Neil Coyle MP, the Labour co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ending Homelessness, told the Telegraph: “Necessity has again become the mother of invention and now there is an app to try and hep generate more public donations to homeless people.
“This intervention should not be necessary but with a Government ignoring the scale of the problem, any extra donations may help homeless people directly.”
The number of people sleeping rough in England has recently hit a record-high – with a 73 percent increase over the last three years. Official government data showed that on any given night in autumn last year some 4,751 people were sleeping rough, over double what was recorded in 2010. However Crisis, a national charity dedicated to homeless people, stated that the real number was a lot higher, citing their own research of more than 8,000 people currently sleeping rough in England.
Latest posts by Niamh Harris (see all)
- Ending 200 Years Of Neutrality, Sweden Signs Formal Request For NATO Memberhip - May 17, 2022
- Media Confirms Biden Is ‘Providing Baby Formula’ To Illegal Aliens At US-Mexico Border - May 17, 2022
- Warning Of ‘Significant’ Summer Covid Wave in Europe As New Strains Upgraded To ‘Variants Of Concern’ - May 17, 2022