Bleak houses: Tackling the crisis of family homelessness in England – Children’s Commissioner

This report shines a light on this homelessness crisis and shares the experiences of some of those children.  Growing up in a stable, healthy and secure home is so important for any child. Yet we know there are thousands of

The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 – Crisis

The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 is the third annual report of an independent study, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland. Key findings In the three years since the last report was published, homelessness has

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019 – Crisis

This annual report funded by Crisis and JRF analyses the impact of economic and policy developments on homelessness, drawing on a survey of councils, statistical analysis and in-depth interviews.  It finds: With the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act in April

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

Taking The P***: The Decline Of The Great British Public Toilet – Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

Royal Society for Public Health report considering the state of the UK’s public conveniences, the impact this has on health and wellbeing, and public perceptions of what should be done. It sheds light on the health burden of this declining

Rough Sleeping Strategy: delivery plan – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Details a delivery plan to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027. It includes a range of commitments, intended both to help those who are sleeping on our streets or currently at risk of doing so, and

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

Evaluation of a Residential Alcohol Detoxification Programme Facilitated by The Basement – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Basement, a Liverpool based homelessness support service delivered a residential detoxification programme in which up to eight individuals attend a two week programme in North Wales. The first week involved an alcohol reduction process which is not medically assisted

Reducing the impacts of welfare reform and recession: A guide based upon evidence from Merseyside and Cheshire – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Recent and ongoing reforms to the welfare system and the economic recession have had significant impacts upon many of the most vulnerable members of the population and the services supporting them. Included in this guide are ten evidence-based recommendations to

Alcohol Insight: An exploration of the role of alcohol in the life experiences of the homeless population in Merseyside, UK – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

This Alcohol Research UK funded project explored alcohol consumption patterns of the homeless population. The research aimed to provide further context and understanding to changes in consumption patterns for the homeless population in Merseyside. Co-productive research methods were adopted for

Homelessness in Liverpool City Region: A Health Needs Assessment: (LPHO Report series number 96) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This health needs assessment aims to determine the health needs of the local homeless population within Liverpool City Region and to investigate the extent to which current service provision is addressing their health needs. Recommendations are made resulting from a