Homeless adults with complex needs: evidence review

Overview of the homeless situation across England with insights into the current evidence base to support action to prevent and reduce homelessness.


Evidence review: adults with complex needs (with a particular focus on street begging and street sleeping)

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Public Health England (PHE) South East has carried out an independent review of the literature on homelessness, looking particularly at people living or begging on the streets to support efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness and the adverse outcomes associated with this.

This review is aimed at local authorities and other stakeholders who are developing strategies and interventions to prevent homelessness and support adults with complex needs. It advises a system-wide, integrated approach to dealing with homelessness and identifies some tools and guidance which may be of use to local authorities in developing their work in this area.

PHE carried out this review for Portsmouth and Southampton city councils.

Published 9 February 2018