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Prevent homelessness and help those who are homeless to have better health outcomes.

Homeless people experience some of the worst health outcomes of all our communities. We want to tackle this by preventing people becoming homeless in the first place, and by ensuring health and support services to work together to reduce the high levels of physical and mental health issues that homeless people face. Reducing homelessness will contribute to a reduction in health inequalities and bring improvements in a wide range of health outcomes.

Over the next four years we will:

  • Strengthen prevention and early intervention approaches as part of the broader Homelessness Reduction Strategy.
  • Develop an integrated strategic approach to people needing supported accommodation.
  • Improve options for people with accommodation needs who are marginalised, ensuring they are safe from harm.
  • Develop pathways for recovery and independence, supporting individuals to build on their strengths to achieve the outcomes that matter to them.

JSNA - Health and Homelessness (2019)

  • 48 people sleep rough on any given night in Nottinghamshire
  • 129 households in temporary accommodation in Nottinghamshire
  • Many more are hidden homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • 41% of people who are homeless have a long term physical health problem (compared to 28% of the general population)

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