Homelessness and health
The Scottish Government carried out research to understand the relationship between health and homelessness in Scotland. The research, titled Health & Homelessness in Scotland, compared the health usage data of people with and without experience of homlessness across Scotland between 2001 and 2016.
The research found a clear relationship between health care and housing needs, the animation below explores the key findings:
The findings provide an opportunity for health and housing services to engage and expolre new ways of sharing information to prevent homelessness and provide better care and support services at the earliest opportunity.