Reducing the barriers to healthcare for Hackney’s homeless and vulnerable adults


Local housing providers and commissioners should work together to develop a service that streams health and social care information on digital screens where homeless people live or congregate, a a recent report from Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) has recommended. The study, conducted as part of Healthwatch Hackney and the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group’s Fund for Health project, explored the barriers vulnerable and homeless adults face in accessing good health and social care in Hackney. Lack of accessible information - along with money and transport - were among the significant barriers service users faced in obtaining the support they needed. [...]