People experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable and isolated in our society, with the poorest health outcomes. Traditional systems of health and care often struggle to meet their needs. Consequently, they are more likely to die young, with an average age of death of 44 for men and 42 for women (Deaths of homeless people in England and Wales: 2013 to 2017, ONS, 2018).
Healthy London Partnership has worked with our regional partners with the aim of improving access to healthcare and the capacity and capability of the system to respond to the needs of people who are homeless, to improve their health and reduce their hospital admissions.
As part of our COVID-19 response we have pulled together a range of resources and guidance for London, accessible here.