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theguardian - 1 month ago

The empty doorway: Britain s homelessness crisis – podcast

A record number of homeless people died in 2018 and charities are warning this year could be worse. Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle have been delving behind the statistics into the lives of those sleeping rough. Also today: Haroon Siddique on how British Hindus are being targeted in this election Homeless people are dying on Britain’s streets in record numbers. It is a crisis that shows itself in towns and cities across the country and its causes and solutions are complex and varied. The Guardian’s Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle have been investigating homelessness for months and pieced together the lives of nine people who died this year. They tell Anushka Asthana that cuts to local services have hit hard and the problems of addiction, domestic abuse, mental health and family breakdown all intersect in ways that can overwhelm charities and support networks. Continue reading...

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