Why are homeless people still dying in the UK? | News

Oxford is one of Britain’s most affluent cities, world famous for its prestigious university and its medieval architecture. But it also has a growing population of homeless people, who have been hit by a spate of deaths this winter.

Anushka Asthana went to meet Monica Gregory, a formerly homeless woman who volunteers to support rough sleepers in the city. She hears from the Guardian’s social affairs correspondent, Robert Booth, on what’s behind the spike in deaths.

Plus: the Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal on the sociologist Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, and why you need to listen to her arguments – especially if you think you don’t.

Homeless people in Oxford



Photograph: Andy Hall/The Observer

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