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Homelessness inquiry asks questions on preventative health

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 3rd May 2017

The Scottish Parliament's Local Government Committee has published a call for evidence on homelessness.

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has published a call for evidence on homelessness (this link will take you away from this website), with specific reference made to the relationship with healthcare and the third sector.

In recent months the Committee has been on fact finding visits and taken evidence on homelessness. They want to find out the reasons why people can find themselves homeless or threatened with homelessness and what can be done to tackle this effectively.

Alongside a range of questions about prevention, temporary and permanent accomodation and multiple and complex needs, they would like to know:

  • How effective is the relationship between all the relevant agencies, including the health sector, and charities working on homelessness prevention?
  • What scope is there for improved joint working with all agencies and groups supporting those with multiple and complex needs, which would also include the health sector?
  • How can access to general health services, including preventative health services, be improved for homeless people?

Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee – Call for evidence on homelessness (this link will take you away from this website)

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