This report tells the stories and experiences of healthcare from the perspective of people who are currently homeless across London. The findings of the report are presented in chapters relating to different areas of healthcare delivery. Many of the topics highlighted, and stories told, do however have cross cutting themes that can apply to other areas of healthcare.
The voice of people experiencing homelessness is rarely heard in public consultation. We commissioned homeless charity Groundswell to carry out a peer-led consultation project to talk to people who are experiencing homelessness.
The report aims to help inform commissioners about the priorities and issues that people with experience of homelessness have voiced. The views and experiences shared in this report also played a significant role in shaping our London Homeless Health Programme’s commissioning guidance for CCGs.