Street outreach is an assertive strategy that aims to bring services directly to people who are sleeping rough and can provide an approachable face of healthcare (Dorney-Smith et al., 2018).
Standards published by the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health (2018) state that specialist primary care services should provide street outreach. Although many homeless health services around the UK are providing street outreach, there has previously been no guidance detailing how to deliver it.
The aim of these guidelines is to assist services to plan new health related street outreach projects, or to review their existing outreach. Homeless health services cover a range of locations and the demographics of the people sleeping rough in these areas may differ widely. Therefore this document is designed as a flexible tool for sharing best practice and innovative ideas, allowing services to use them as appropriate to their areas.
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