The QT

Sunday 19 May 2024


A portrait of Derek

Under a pervasive atmosphere of violence, homeless hostel residents live side by side but in isolation.  Derek, seldom leaving his room and haunted by the spectre of the family he lost, lives without the safety nets most of us take for granted. Significant life choices  — involving financial difficulties, mental and physical health  — are …

Invisible in life and death?

The UK government is consulting on plans to stop publishing vital statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on deaths of homeless people. This is part of a wider review of mortality statistics including deaths in care homes and winter mortality. Since 2018, the ONS in England and Wales and the National Records for …

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