The Office of National Statistics (ONS) publishes official estimates of the number of deaths of homeless people in England and Wales annually, although the statistics are still classed as experimental. Currently, data released by the ONS is available for deaths among people who were homeless in England and Wales registered from 2013 to 2019; this data is available broken down by region. A breakdown of this data can be found here:
Every death of someone sleeping rough on our streets is a tragedy, and the Government is committed to ending rough sleeping. Therefore, we are spending over £700 million on homelessness and rough sleeping this year alone. We recognise the importance of ensuring vulnerable rough sleepers have their health needs met. This is why we are working closely with PHE and NHSE to ensure that rough sleepers accommodated in emergency housing are registered with a GP and receive substance misuse and mental health assessments where appropriate.
We continue to work closely with the homelessness sector, local authorities and health and care partners, to ensure the needs of those experiencing homelessness can be met.