From April 1st 2019, Museum of Homelessness will continue to tell these stories, mark people's lives and uncover lessons that could be learnt to prevent more deaths in the future. Most of us involved in MoH have lost people dear to us far too early due to homelessness. This is a project that we feel strongly committed to continuing, so that we can honour those lost in our community and fight for change.
How it works
We are using the following definition of homelessness: if people are sleeping rough, or in emergency or temporary accommodation such as hostels and B&Bs, or sofa-surfing.
When we are passed a name by the public, we will only publish if it has been verified by local homelessness charities, the coroner’s office or other officials.
We recognise that there is often no clear-cut cause for many of these deaths, and that this is both a highly sensitive and complex issue. We commit to recording these deaths in a respectful and nuanced manner and we will redact sensitive information where necessary or requested by family members.
Our 'power of veto' rule where people can request for stories or information to be removed from MoH's programmes at any time applies here. We ask any other parties who use this data to apply the same ethical principles.