The inclusion health programme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of homeless people and other vulnerable groups.
This report emphasises the need for a combination of clinical and non-clinical skills and knowledge in working with these groups. It identifies possible opportunities for strengthening education and training of healthcare professionals.
The report reviews:
- the level of skills, awareness and knowledge of health professionals to support vulnerable groups
- the barriers to health and care services faced by these groups
- the current professional guidance on inclusion health issues, that is working with and caring for vulnerable groups
- the commitment of education providers to include inclusion health issues in wider training, drawing on the views and experience of health professionals