The death of any 28-year-old is tragic in itself. But that of a young woman in Huddersfield shows how the government is failing a whole section of society.

On 19 February, Roxanne ‘Roxy’ Davies was admitted to hospital, semi-conscious, and put into intensive care. She had pneumonia but also endocarditis, a rare and potentially fatal infection of the heart’s inner lining. She died on 5 March at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Sadly, Roxy is just one of hundreds of people, if not more, who die on our streets each year. But the government won’t record Roxy’s death for what it was. This is because she was a rough sleeper. And the government fails to keep any records of how many homeless people die in England and Wales, and why.

Source: The government will want to brush this young woman’s death under the carpet, and that’s not OK | The Canary

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