November 2019

November 20, 2019

Earlier in the year The Guardian set out to look at the sharpest end of homelessness – not simply those who live on the streets but those who die on them or in emergency accommodation. Homelessness had become omnipresent in Britain. According to the last Shelter report, at least 320,000 people are homeless, almost 5,000 are rough sleeping and 726 people died homeless in England and Wales in 2018, a rise of 22% from 2017. Most of those 726 would have been street homeless or in emergency accommodation.

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