26 Homeless Deaths In Temporary Homes In Barking And Dagenham

The oldest homeless person who died in temporary housing was 98 years old and the youngest was 24.

By Albin and Anon, Barking and Dagenham · June 4, 2020

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A total of 26 homeless people died in temporary accommodation in Barking and Dagenham between 2014 and April 2020, new data can reveal.

Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request by media literacy charity The Student View show five people aged between 41 and 58 died before finding a permanent home last financial year.

The youngest person to die in temporary accommodation since April 2014 was a 24-year-old man in 2016/17. The oldest was a 98-year-old woman in 2014/15.

Councils are responsible for helping anyone who is at risk of becoming homeless within 56 days by finding temporary or permanent accommodation.

Barking and Dagenham Council has been approached for a comment but did not reply before publication.