Where necessary we also host specialist healthcare services within our own projects, making it easier for our clients to get the treatment they need in an environment in which they feel comfortable.
70% of our clients report a physical health need and 47% have a significant medical condition. Many homeless people experience long term and chronic conditions including wound infections, respiratory or cardiovascular problems.
Infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, Hepatitis C and HIV disproportionately affect people who are homeless. Our clients tell us that living on the street or in hostels can make managing these conditions very difficult.
Ultimately, homelessness can kill. The average age of death for a homeless man is 47, and for a homeless woman, just 43.
We work with our clients and their healthcare at different stages of their recovery. Some of the key projects we deliver to help people with their specific health conditions include:
Needs to Know: Including single homelessness in Joint Strategic Needs Assessments