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Highest yearly increase in homeless deaths recorded

Today, latest official figures revealed that there were a record 726 deaths of homeless people in England and Wales registered in 2018.

This is the highest year-to-year increase – 22% – since records began, meaning the total number of deaths has increased by 51% since 2013.

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The average age at death was 45 years for males and 43 years for females in 2018, compared to an average of 76 years for men and 81 years for women in the general population.

Recent research shows that under the Tories support services for single homeless people in England have lost £5bn.

Labour has committed to ending rough sleeping within its first five years in Government, and will take action to tackle the causes of rising homelessness, including, by building a million new genuinely affordable homes over ten years.

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