Dorset Healthcare works collaboratively with 14 organisations to shed spotlight on the health needs of the local homeless population

Dorset Healthcare has teamed up with; Bournemouth & Poole Rough Sleepers Team, Dorset Assertive Homeless Outreach Team, Pivotal Housing, Faithworks Wessex, YMCA, Michael House, Hope Housing, BCHA, Lantern, Providence Surgery, Bournemouth Borough Council, Pilsdon, Salvation Army and Homeless Link to create an in-depth report on the health challenges faced by the homeless locally.

Many Street Support partners, along with others, helped to provide information which enabled them to create ‘the first comprehensive assessment of Dorset’s Homeless Population’.


Click here to read the full audit

Dorset Healthcare has a dedicated Homeless Health Service, which strives to improve access to healthcare and the quality of services offered to the homeless population throughout the region.

They aim to use the information gathered to: ‘listen to the voices of those who use our services and co-produce services, share this data widely, work together, and join resources’


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