The number of homeless people dying in England and Wales increased by a quarter over the last five years, with 597 deaths recorded in 2017.
Campaigners said figures published by the Office for National Statistics were a “source of national shame” with 115 more deaths last year than in 2013.
The data also showed the average age of the homeless men who died was 44 and for women it was just 42 while more than half of all deaths were because of drug poisoning, liver disease or suicide.
Those rough sleeping regularly have one or more of metal health, drug or booze problems. These aren’t things solved by having more houses.