Additional course information

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.​
  • Reflect on their own practice and identify actions for improvement

Public health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF)

Making connections between health, housing and homelessness has been mapped to the following functions of the PHSKF

  • A2 - Promoting health

  • B2 - Collaboration

  • C2 - Communication


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: Thursday, 24 September 2020, 10:44 AM