Resource structure

The resource is divided into two distinct parts as follows:

Part 1 - Understanding the connection between health, housing, and homelessness

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise that the impact of unsuitable housing and homelessness on health and wellbeing is a public health issue for Scotland
  • Reflect on the importance of early intervention of primary care to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing, related to unsuitable housing and homelessness
  • Identify the circumstances that can lead to homelessness and unsuitable housing.

Part 2 - What can I do within my primary care role

Learning outcomes:

  • Reflect on the important role of primary care in early intervention and reduction of inequalities in health and wellbeing, related to unsuitable housing and homelessness.
  • Take a person-centred approach and uphold the rights of service users who are in unsuitable housing or homeless.‚Äč
  • Reflect on their own practice and identify actions for improvement


We would like to thank the following organisations for their contribution to the design of this learning resource:

Shelter Scotland; Govan Health Centre; NHS Lothian; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; NHS Ayrshire and Arran; NHS National Education for Scotland; COSLA; Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers; Housing Options Scotland; Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Last modified: Friday, 16 September 2022, 12:14 PM