Since 2010, the number of people sleeping rough in England has risen by 169%. Over that time the number of people dying on the streets has also increased.
This report explains why it can be hard to escape the streets and what should be done to prevent further deaths of people sleeping rough. It is based on a national survey of outreach teams who work with people living on the streets night and day.
The survey results show that too many deaths are going ignored, and access to emergency accommodation and mental health services for people sleeping rough is getting harder.