Health and Care Services for People Sleeping Rough: the views of people with lived experience

This report from the University of York and the King's Fund highlights the views of people with lived experience of rough sleeping on health and care services. The research from the report is in the form of focus groups people with at least one experience of rough sleeping in their life - where respondents were in the 30-45 age group.

The main findings from the report were that:

  •  Where specialist health services for homeless people were present, there was universal awareness of them.
  • The most urgent self-reported issue faced by rough sleepers were problems with mental health.
  • The majority of information on health and wellbeing that rough sleepers found was from the internet.