Nurse-led sexual health clinics in hostels for homeless people
16 April 2018
Homeless people have poorer health outcomes and more long-term physical and mental health problems, and are more prone to alcohol and drug use, than the general population. Based on records from 2001-2009, the average age of death among homeless people is 43 years for women and 48 years for men. In 2012-2013, a nurse-led satellite outreach sexual health service for homeless people was set up at three hostels run by St Mungo’s in the borough of Camden in north London. The aim of the project was to improve health outcomes for residents, and explore residents’ and staff knowledge of, and attitudes towards, sexual health.