At least 78 homeless people died on the streets or temporary accommodation in 2017

Nationally, at least 78 homeless people died on the streets or in temporary accommodation last year, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

There have been over 300 deaths since 2013.  40 deaths have already been recorded in the first part of 2018.

Rough sleeping has more than doubled over the last five years.

A colleague at BHT asked me: “Just how is this allowed to happen? Just why isn’t there a massive outcry over this? Just when is there ever going to be an end to people dying on the streets?”

I couldn’t answer her.

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