To stop people having to beg we have range of services available to them.
People seen begging in the town centre may not be homeless or live in Guildford.
People beg for different reasons. Sometimes it is because of alcohol and substance addictions and giving them money may encourage this. If you would like to help, you could donate to charity.
There are local charities and housing associations who give support to people who need it. You can find out more about some of the charities we work with below:
Begging is a crime that the police handle.
You can report begging to the police in the following ways:
- report begging online form
- calling 101 (police number for reporting non-emergency matters)