Government Response to ACMD Report: Drug-related harms in homeless populations and how they can be reduced – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Government response to recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.  It accepts most recommendations with the exception of some of the metrics the report called for.

Drug-related harms in homeless populations and how they can be reduced – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

This report finds that there is increased risk of problematic drug use associated with people who experience homelessness. There is a higher rate of drug-related deaths, infections among people who inject drugs, and multiple morbidities. People who experience homelessness and

Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths: Allan Joslin – Courts and Tribunal Judiciary

Date of report: 17 July 2019 Ref: 2019-0241 Deceased name: Allan Joslin Coroners name: Lydia Brown Coroners Area: Exeter and Greater Devon Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths This report is being sent to: NHS England

LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: final report – Local Government Information Unit

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. Their report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government. It argues

Nursing care for people experiencing homelessness: A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report presents the expert knowledge and experience of Homeless Health Nurses and contributes to the evidence for meeting the health care needs of people who are homeless, giving clear recommendations to support service planning.

Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: London, 16 November 2018 – World Health Organization

Report on the contribution made by social security and related policies in the United Kingdom have resulted in poverty levels, It notes local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Assertive Outreach Service for Street Drinkers in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Neighbourhood partnership groups for Liverpool city health and neighbourhood management areas, expressed concerns about the apparent increase in chronic street drinking in various areas of the city. Merseyside police have stated that initiatives to date have failed to reduce alcohol

Patterns of Substance Use & Support Needs of Residents in Young People’s Hostels & Foyer Accommodation in Liverpool: Final Report June 2010 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Young people who are sleeping rough or residing in temporary accommodation (hostels, foyers or bed and breakfasts) are often considered to be a homogenous group and their substance use and support needs are generally not investigated discretely. This report presents

A new measure of poverty for the UK: The final report of the Social Metrics Commission – Social Metrics Commission

While various measures of income inequality and poverty exist, the UK no longer has an official measure of poverty for children, adults or pensioners.  This leaves a situation where policymakers and politicians are less able to track progress and it

Options outreach service: exploring and understanding the service user experience and impacts on health and wellbeing – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

As part of the national NHS Review led by the Health Minister Professor Lord Ara Darzi (DH, 2008), Knowsley Health and Wellbeing Primary Care Trust were required to establish three new General Practices and a GP led Health Centre. Liverpool