Homeless Life Expectancy

On a sobering note during the festive period, the BBC today reported that homeless people “die 30 years younger” than the national average. The Daily Telegraph said that “homeless women die ‘by age 43’” while The Guardian said that homeless people have a “life expectancy of just 47”. These headlines are based on initial findings of research into the… Read More Homeless Life Expectancy

One Death is Too Many

Earlier this month the Office for National Statistics reported that there were an estimated 726 deaths of homeless people in England and Wales in 2018 (a 22% increase on 2017). While the mean age at death among the general population was 76 for men and 81 for women, among people who were homeless it was 45 and… Read More One Death is Too Many