Research from the Museum of Homelessness has revealed that a homeless person dies every 19 hours, as reported in their 2019 figures.
In 2019 there were an estimated 778 deaths of homeless people registered in England and Wales, a 7.2% increase from 2018. 
The number of homeless deaths have increased a staggering 61.4% since 2013. 
The homeless death rate has more than doubled in four English regions since 2013 – The South West, the North West, Yorkshire and the Hunter, and the East. 
These figures can only be expected to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 in 3 homeless people die from treatable conditions , and 75% of homeless people have physical health problems. 
Suicides among homeless people have also increased by 30.2% in just one year. 
Opiates are the number one cause of drug poisoning deaths among homeless people, with alcohol deaths being the second most common cause. 
27% of homeless people have, or are recovering from an alcohol problem. 
Homeless people die on average around 30 years earlier than the rest of the population. 
“Health outcomes amongst the homeless have indisputably got worse, rather than improving. As the government has stepped up during the time of COVID-19, our hope is that no one needs to die in vain and in squalor going forward.” – Kim Merry, Founder and CEO of Ahava Community.
Causes of death among homeless people: a population-based cross-sectional study of linked hospitalisation and mortality data in England. University College London 2019
The Unhealthy state of homelessness – Homeless Link 2014