Table 2

Characteristics of participants who are currently experiencing homelessness

People experiencing homelessnessn=28
Gender
 Male26
 Female2
How long have you been homeless?
 Less than 1 year4
 1–4 years9
 5–10 years6
 10–15 years
 15 years +5
 Not reported4
Have you ever slept rough?
 Yes24
 No1
 Not reported3
How would you describe your health overall?
 Poor8
 Fair12
 Good4
 Very good1
 Not reported3
Do you use drugs?
 Yes7
 No16
 Not reported5
Do you use methadone/subutex (buprenorphine)?
 Yes3
 No20
 Not reported5
Do you drink alcohol?
 Yes21
 No2
 Not reported5
Have you been to A&E* in the last year?
 Yes15
 No5
 Not reported8
Where do you usually sleep?
 Hostel20
 Supported accommodation2
 Squat2
 Friend’s house1
 Street1
 Bus1
 Not reported1
  • *The accident and emergency department of a hospital.