Conference urges better housing for better health

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1251
  1. C Court

    A call for more decent housing in Britain and more accessible health services for homeless people has been made by the Standing Conference on Public Health. The conference points to the wealth of evidence linking bad housing and poor health and accuses the government of failing to commit itself to providing adequate resources to improve the problem.

    The conference, an umbrella body for 18 health and social care groups, has produced a major report on housing, homelessness, and health, in which it says: “Not only is the health of homeless people put at risk by their living space and their …

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