Undercover: Life and Death in a Homeless Hostel

10th November 2016| ITV1 Exposure

Adrian Bill was a policeman. He’d been commended for his work on the streets of Birmingham. But in March this year, he was found dead in a hostel for the homeless. In his last hours, PC Bill, ill from pneumonia and heavily intoxicated, was mocked and abused by fellow residents in a building run by a charity that is supposed to support the homeless. A charity that receives three times normal housing benefit from social services for helping to get the homeless back on the straight and narrow.

In this edition of Exposure, we investigate the world of so-called ‘supported housing’. How much support is actually given to highly vulnerable tenants? Filming undercover, we find troubling evidence of neglect and disorganization.