HOMELESS AND DYING
Daily Record|December 01, 2021
Deaths soar by 15% in a year among destitute
CHRIS MCCALL

THE number of homeless Scots who died last year soared despite measures to offer temporary accommodation in lockdown.

Official figures show an estimated 256 people died without a home of their own in 2020 - a rise of 40 on the previous year.

More than half of the fatalities were linked to drugs, according to National Records of Scotland.

Almost 80 per cent of deaths were male, with the majority being under the age of 45.

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