Ahava Community

Drug Addiction & Dying

4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales in 2020, the highest number since records began in 1993. This is a 3.8% increase on the statistics from 2019, when there were 4,393 registered deaths related to drug poisoning. More than two thirds of registered drug poisonings are attributed to males – […]

Homelessness and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis gave rise to the biggest government effort to bring in the street homeless, with the “Everyone In” policy, but just how big is the homelessness problem? The UK Government spent £700 million on homeless and rough sleeping during the COVID-19 crisis. [1] Large spikes in homeless hospitalisations had previously been seen during pandemic […]

Health & Homelessness

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. [1] The number of homeless deaths have increased a staggering 61.4% since […]