The Health and Homelessness in Scotland report was published on 19 June 2018.
See here for the full report, executive summary and tables document.
Whilst health inequalities across Scotland are well evidenced, this study links homelessness and health datasets for the first time at a national level, to explore the relationship between homelessness and health in Scotland
This study considered 435,853 people who had been in households assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness between June 2001 and November 2016. These households had been assessed by Scottish Local Authorities under section 28 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987. These people formed the Ever Homeless Cohort (EHC).
Each person in the EHC was matched on age and sex to a non-homeless individual from the 20% least deprived areas of Scotland, and a non-homeless individual from the 20% most deprived areas of Scotland. This formed two control cohorts - the Least Deprived Cohort (LDC) and the Most Deprived Cohort (MDC). Each cohort had the same number of people and the same age–sex distribution. In total, the study contained over 1.3 million people.
See here for Powerpoint slides that summarise the report and findings.