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Homeless Deaths Linked to Local Funding Cuts

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The councils hit hardest by local government funding cuts have been found to have higher numbers of homeless deaths.

According to a recent analysis by the Labour Party, 9 out of the 10 councils with the most funding cuts have the highest levels of homeless mortality. The councils in question include Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Blackburn, Liverpool and the four London boroughs: Camden, Westminster, Lambeth and Tower Hamlets. 

This upsetting news emphasises the need for more support for local governments, who are visibly struggling with the harsh cuts to their services. Here at Bench Outreach we see the limits of local government funding every day as vulnerable people are turned away due to the lack of resources. 

You can read more about the findings of the analysis  here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/24/homeless-deaths-disproportionately-affected-by-cuts

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