This blog by Healthwatch outlines research conducted by the organisation that shows the issues homeless people face accessing the health and social care they need. The research demonstrates that homeless people:
- have particular problems accessing GPs and other services.
- experience serious problems accessing NHS dentistry.
- may forgo care because of the costs of travelling to appointments.
- often feel judged by healthcare professionals and not well cared for.
The blog also discusses the impact that integrated care systems could have in improving accessibility and quality of care for homeless people.