Universal Credit – the health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness

Groundswell, Kings College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have launched their new research ‘Universal Credit – the health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness’. Key findings: The research found that the challenges of engaging with the Universal Credit system impacts on the health & wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness, specifically […]

Reading’s Walk-In Health Centre Initiative

Since October 2017, the Museum of Homelessness and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have recorded the deaths of almost 1000 homeless people. From January – June 2019, at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died – an average of one person every 19 hours. When someone is homeless, they are often living chaotic lives. […]

Health and Homelessness: statistics and solutions

We wanted to share some information with you on the impact that homelessness can have on a person’s health. What is homelessness? “Homelessness is a measure of our collective success, or otherwise, in reducing inequalities.” Narrow definitions of homelessness suggest that it means not having a home. Did you know, you can actually be homeless […]