Publication - Advice and guidance

Health and Homelessness standards

Published: 3 Mar 2005
Part of:
Health and social care

Standards and performance requirements for NHS Boards in support of the planning and provision of services for homeless people.

Health and Homelessness standards
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Health and Homelessness standards


The Health and Homelessness Standards have been produced through an inclusive process involving many individuals and organisations in Scotland and beyond. The Scottish Executive therefore wishes to thank all who responded to the consultation, NHS Lothian and NHS Grampian for testing the Standards and the organisations who contributed information on their innovative services and ways of working. In particular the Scottish Council for Single Homeless has played a central role in developing the Standards.

Thanks also are extended to all of those who have led on the delivery of Health and Homelessness Action Plans in NHS Boards and also to Edinburgh Cyrenians for providing some of the photographs in this publication.

The Scottish Executive also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the work of the Health and Homelessness Steering Group whose members have given their considerable experience and time to drive forward the vision to improve the lives of homeless people.