Hospital Admission and Discharge: People who are homeless or living in temporary or insecure accommodation

A partnership of Homeless Link, the Homelessness Group of the London Network for Nurses, the Department of Local Government and Communities and Department of Health produced joint guidelines to support hospitals draw up their own protocols for the admission and discharge of people who are homeless.

The aim is to avoid people being discharged back to the streets or inappropriate temporary accommodation. The guidelines identify the processes, issues and partnership working involved.