Health and Care Services for People Sleeping Rough: The views of people with lived experience

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report is designed to support and inform a parallel study conducted by the King’s Fund and the University of York on health and care services for people sleeping rough, which is in turn designed to support the implementation of the 2018 Rough Sleeper Strategy. Four one-hour focus groups were conducted in four areas in England, nominated by the Department of Health and Social Care. The focus groups involved 23 people with lived experience of sleeping rough. The firs section provides a brief background to the issues, followed by findings of the focus groups, which explored different aspects of respondents’ experience of accessing and using health and care services while sleeping rough. The final section provides a discussion of the results.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of York
Commissioning bodyDepartment of Health and Social Care
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2020

Bibliographical note

The Partnership for Responsive Policy Analysis and Research (PREPARE) is a collaboration between the University of York and the King’s Fund, producing fast-response analysis and review to inform developing policy. The research programme is funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme (grant number


  • homelessness
  • health

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