A DONATION card has been created to directly help rough sleepers in Fareham.

The card enables people to give money straight to a homelessness support charity instead of giving money to individuals.

It was created by Fareham Street Aid and holds a QR code which can be scanned to give money to the Two Saints charity.

The card can also be used by someone who is approached for money to show they are donating to a Fareham Street Aid partner, and they are available to collect from Civic Offices, One Community shop in Fareham Shopping Centre and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Posters with a QR code have been placed across the town centre and on car parking tickets.

Executive Member for Health and Public Protection for Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, said: “These cards are another way of asking people to give to the charities which help rough sleepers get off the streets.

"By scanning the code and donating the money goes directly to help vulnerable people get the help and support they need.”

Agencies involved in Fareham Street Aid are Fareham Borough Council, Fareham's Community Safety Partnership, Fareham Housing, Two Saints Hostel, Hampshire Constabulary, One Community and Inclusion Recovery Hampshire and there are also a number of support agencies such as One Community, Hampshire County Council and Acts of Kindness.