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Homeless health

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 46 for men and 42 for women (ONS, 2020).

Healthy London Partnership works alongside 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. Together with these partners, we strive to prevent people from experiencing homelessness, and where prevention is not possible, that it’s brief, rare and non-recurring.

View our library of homeless health and Covid-19 response resources below.