Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health
The Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and local partners in Scotland to improve the health and wellbeing of people who experience homelessness.
This collaboration is an exciting new initiative to bring together people with lived experience of homelessness, those working in the NHS, third sector, policy, local government and academia to work together to develop learning, teaching and research to improve the health and wellbeing of people who experience the worst health outcomes in society.
The health and wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness are at the heart of our centre, which means that existing health care staff are being supported to develop new learning opportunities in the field of homelessness and health. Experts by experience are helping with teaching and learning, and are directly involved in shaping and doing research. University of Edinburgh students and staff have increasing opportunities to undertake learning placements in organisations that work with people who are experiencing homelessness and research ideas are being co-produced by academic staff, service users and a wide range of health, social care and third sector colleagues. All of this work aims to improve the health and wellbeing for the most marginalised in Edinburgh and the wider society.