Homelessness is a specific issue in relation to the determinants of health which warrants further detail.
Health and Homelessness
Homelessness represents severe deprivation, and as such correlates strongly to ill health. People experiencing homelessness tend to also experience greater than average problems with their health, with higher rates of mental health problems and substance use issues.
The Forth Valley Health and Homelessness Steering Group aims to provide a multi-agency, forum for the 3 CHP/ local authority areas to come together to share good practice, and identify and address common issues.
For further information contact:
Dr Oliver Harding or Tel. 01786 457 265