Health Guides

Groundswell believes that people need accessible information to make informed choices.

When it comes to new insights and solutions, the first and most important group to share them with are people who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Winter health 2021

Leaflet: updated in light of Omicron

Guidance on staying healthy this winter for people experiencing homelessness.

Including top tips from staff with experience of homelessness, and up-to-date information on accessing healthcare, protection against flu and protection against COVID-19.

It is in double-sided A4 format, and available to use as a digital resource, or printed in colour or black and white.

Health guide ‘action updates’

Each guide highlights a topic and offers practical advice for people currently using homelessness services.

They are designed to be printed on a standard A4 page and then folded down to booklet size, so please print them out and pass them on.

Healthy mouths poster

Poor access to dental services has a significant impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Poor oral health commonly causes pain and suffering; dental pain can have a negative impact on mental and physical health and in some cases can cause people to use alcohol or drugs to control their pain.

We have produced a poster and accompanying guidance notes in partnership with the London Homeless Health Programme and Public Health England that aims to:

  • Help people who are homeless find information about local dentists and how to access dental services.
  • Give a step-by-step guide for staff working in homelessness services on how you can become an ‘Oral health champion’.

Read more about the Healthy Mouths project here.

Image of the healthy mouths poster

There are two versions available: an A3 version for services to print themselves and an A2 version that can be sent to a professional printers.

If you would like an A2 size poster with a gloss laminate finish, which means you can write on it with a dry wipe marker, please email [email protected] with your full postal address.