Homelessness research featured in new NHS England guidance

Categories: Research, School of Health and Society

Two studies led by colleagues working on our Inequity, Inequality, and Inclusivity research theme have been cited in recent NHS England guidance.

In the Intermediate care framework for rehabilitation, reablement and recovery following hospital discharge (September 2023) our Evaluation of the Out-of-Hospital Care Models programme for people experiencing homelessness is cited (p.26) in relation to data dashboards for specialist intermediate care focused on people experiencing homelessness.

The same study is cited in the national framework for NHS – action on inclusion health (October 2023) in relation to examples of good practice. 

Professor Michelle Cornes and Professor Vanessa Heaslip worked on the study, which found that the programme to pilot out-of-hospital care for people experiencing homelessness had a positive impact on people’s lives as well as providing an economic benefit to public budgets and to society.

The programme aimed to reduce discharges to the street, readmissions, unplanned hospital attendance and homelessness, as well as support improvements in individual’s health and wellbeing.

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