Ep.49 Making them count

In late winter 2017 I was struck with what I thought was a simple question… how many people were dying while homeless? It turned out nobody knew the answer - so I set out, with colleagues around the country, to find out. 


In this episode I dissect one of my own investigations, focusing on the reporting process around one man’s death. 


I go deeper and tell more of these stories in my new book No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless. The book is on sale now in hardback and audiobook form. https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Maeve-McClenaghan/No-Fixed-Abode--Life-and-Death-Among-the-UKs-Forgotten-Homeless/24568143 

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/No-Fixed-Abode-Audiobook/1529023742 


The project has now been taken over by Museum of Homelessness, you can read and support their work, or let them know of any deaths, here: https://museumofhomelessness.org/ 


If you want to support organisations working with and for those experiencing homelessness, you might look at:

https://www.streetskitchen.org/ 

https://hobstafford.co.uk/

https://www.streetlink.org.uk/ 

https://www.crisis.org.uk/


Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Theme music: Dice Muse




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