Poor access to dental services has a significant impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Poor oral health commonly causes pain and suffering; dental pain can have a negative impact on mental and physical health and in some cases can cause people to use alcohol or drugs to control their pain.
We have produced a poster in partnership with homeless charity Groundswell and Public Health England.
To accompany the poster we also have guidance notes to:
- help people who are homeless find information about local dentists and how access dental services
- tell you how you can become an Oral Health Champion
Groundswell’s Healthy Mouths project aims to promote good oral health, help homeless people into dental services and create inspirational local ‘oral health champions’ because we believe that everyone has the right to a healthy mouth.
If you would like an A2 size poster with a gloss laminate finish, which means you can write on it with a dry wipe marker, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full postal address.
Organisations may wish to print the poster themselves. High street print shops would be able to print A2 copies.