Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Rough sleepers denied access to healthcare, pushing them into ‘repeat cycles of homelessness’, study says

Rough sleepers denied access to healthcare, pushing them into ‘repeat cycles of homelessness’, study says Homeless people are being denied access to basic healthcare, according to research which suggests “perceived stigma and discrimination” in health settings are pushing people with no fixed abode into “repeat cycles of homelessness” and causing “unnecessary deaths”.

A study by researchers at the University of Birmingham found homeless people were being denied registration at GP surgeries and discharged from hospital onto the streets with no referral to primary care providers. The Independent

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