Friends cite lack of support in university town for those with mental health and addiction problems

A spate of deaths has rocked the homeless community in Oxford, sparking warnings that a lack of housing and support for people with mental health and addiction problems in one of Britain’s most affluent cities is contributing to fatalities.

Bereaved friends of three men and a woman who have died suddenly in the university city since November said the losses are the worst they have known. They fear further deaths among rough sleepers amid freezing temperatures.

Aron was buried and no one knew it. It was like he was John Doe. I would have liked to have gone

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