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Dead dogs are treated better than dead homeless people. It’s a disgrace | Tamsen Courtenay11 Oct 2:00am

Dead dogs are treated better than dead homeless people. It’s a disgrace | Tamsen Courtenay

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Some 440 people died homeless in the UK in the last 12 months – but the government doesn’t even bother to count themThe Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a book I wished I’d had to hand as I scrolled through the names of the homeless dead in Monday’s paper. The book gives words for emotions that have yet to be defined and I needed a word that reflected my pain, disbelief and anger. No word that existed was strong enough. Whenever I read about a homeless person’s body being found in some sad and loveless place (an underground car park, a rubbish tip, a bus stop) I wonder if it is one of the delicate and fragile people that I met while I was writing my book
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