Homelessness: Death

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 23rd November 2022.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many homeless people have died in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of trends in the level of local government funding for homelessness on the number of deaths among homeless people.

Photo of Felicity Buchan Felicity Buchan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

In September, we published our Rough Sleeping Strategy for England to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This demonstrates our clear commitment to end rough sleeping in this Parliament and we will continue our work to support the most vulnerable in society and end rough sleeping for good. The UK Government is determined to work with the devolved administrations and local authorities across the country to address this important issue.

The Office for National Statistics publishes estimates for England and Wales, which can be found here and National Records Scotland publishes statistics, available here. Estimates of homeless deaths in different parts of the UK are not yet comparable due to methodological differences.

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