image caption: Neil Parkinson

1 December 2021

Office of National Statistics released figures today on deaths of people experiencing homelessness. Their report estimates 688 individuals died homeless in 2020 in England and Wales.

Neil Parkinson, Glass Door's co-head of casework responds to the news: 

The statistics on deaths of homeless people released today are a strong reminder that we need to do more to help people experiencing homelessness. It is crucial to remember that behind each number is a person often dying in anonymity. We are deeply saddened by these deaths, among which were six people we knew and cared for at Glass Door.