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Homeless Palliative Care Toolkit

This research informed toolkit provides information and resources for frontline staff supporting people who are homeless and who have significant health needs.

People who are homeless or vulnerably housed are at higher risk of many health problems and on average die 30 years younger than the general population. The deaths of homeless people are often perceived as sudden, untimely and undignified and can be very traumatic for all involved.

Hostel and day centre staff are often left to support people who are very unwell, even when they have high care needs, due to a lack of suitable alternative places to live.

This toolkit aims to support staff working with homeless people who have advanced ill health.