Dear Sir
I am 76 year old pensioner and I do not disagree or agree with handouts but I believe that if you want to help someone try and teach them to help them self first.
We have all had hard times and got over them possibly without help from others. I really think the more you do and give, the more some people will take advantage.Sorry but it is true.
I  had a really difficult time in the late 90’s and believe me it was damn hard, but I got through it and I am feeling better for it. Knowing I sorted my life out and have no one to thank.
I know how far to go now with my money and what I can spend. Food is the most important thing and I now think twice before buying something that I do not really need.
Mr D.Thomson