How politicians can prevent more homeless people from dying on the streets

Topic Selected: Homelessness

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Graham Bowpitt, Nottingham Trent University

Politicians reacted with shock and sadness to the news that a homeless man was found dead on February 14 at Westminster tube station, by the back entrance to the Houses of Parliament.

It has been reported that the man, who was Portuguese, had been staying in one homeless shelter, but had outstayed the maximum time allowed there. So he was sleeping rough while waiting for another space in a shelter elsewhere.

The graphic, first-hand encounter with the actuality of homelessness has pr

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