Share your experience

We want to hear your experience of homelessness during COVID-19

Since COVID-19 began dominating our society in March 2020 Groundswell has been asking people to share their experiences and stories of being homeless during a pandemic with us. We want to ensure the voices of people who are homeless are not just heard, but also listened to. The insight we are hearing is being shared with people who have the power to create change in policy and practice, including NHS England & Improvement, through a reference group made up of people with experience of homelessness and stakeholders across homelessness and health.

Read about how Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Participation – Homelessness and Inclusion Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement is listening to the experience of homelessness to create change within practice and policy. 

“we have mobilised people to think about what they can do to make changes happen that will create more accessible, inclusive and trauma informed services that are available when and where people need them.”


Want to be heard?

We’d like to talk to people experiencing homelessness across the country about their experiences. If you, or someone you support, would be happy to give an anonymous telephone interview about your experience of homelessness at this time please get in touch with Research Officer Mat Amp: 07595602324 or [email protected] You will receive a £10 voucher as a thank you for your time. This insight will be used to shape how NHS England and other bodies respond to the pandemic for people who are homeless.

Download the poster and information sheet for more information. If you are supporting people who are homeless please so share this opportunity with them. 


Research report

In December 2020 we launched this report from the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic: read ‘Monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness’ here.