A health needs assessment of the adult street homeless population in Oxfordshire
People experiencing homelessness die younger than those living in stable, appropriate housing. In fact, they have a lower life expectancy than the average person living in the poorest, least healthy countries on the planet.
For the first time in Oxfordshire, this report combines local quantitative data from various healthcare service providers and housing teams, as well as qualitative data from focus groups and questionnaires conducted with people experiencing homelessness in this area, to provide estimates of the homeless population across the county and their health needs. These local data are supplemented with national data to fill in information gaps and place the situation in Oxfordshire in a wider context.