Is it fair to punish and criminalise a street homeless person and to provide orders to restrict their survival? This is not a solution! I was first given a ASBO when I was street homeless. ASBOs were scrapped in 2014 and replaced by Public Space Protection Orders which amount to dispersal orders, that basically mean people are told to vacate and not come back to areas for certain periods of time. When I was first given a ASBO I never fully understood what it meant . I understood I was being punished for being poor and homeless . I had been living on the streets and bedding down in doorways . I had a lot of male homeless men approach me and and they wanted to sit with me . Looking back now I thought they liked my company but they saw me as an alone vulnerable female with no one supporting me .The police saw me as a nuisance that attracted a group of anti social behaviour which resulted in me not being supported into support services or signposted to services that could help me . The police decided I should be classed as a criminal, something that would effect me for the rest of my life .