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To: Scottish Housing Regulator

Create a national register of homeless deaths in Scotland

Create a national register of homeless deaths in Scotland

Create and maintain a unified register of the deaths of homeless people in Scotland, bringing together data currently collected by 32 local authorities.

Why is this important?

This unified register would allow the lives of homeless people to be remembered and valued, with the circumstances of their deaths investigated and recorded, to prevent these personal tragedies from being repeated across Scotland.

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Reasons for signing

  • If not, already the case, think this unified register should be implemented in England too. These deaths should be investigated and recorded, wherever, they occur. If due to neglect, on the part of government, local councils or authorities, then they should be answerable in a court of law.

Updates

2019-08-31 16:34:54 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-08-17 00:12:27 +0100

10 signatures reached

2019-08-12 14:40:25 +0100

It's positive to read in the Sunday Post that the National Records of Scotland are in talks to record data on those who die whilst homeless: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/talks-under-way-to-ensure-scotlands-official-registers-detail-deaths-of-homeless-people/ It's a really vital development for Scotland.