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27 June 2023

Exploring low-barrier drug and housing interventions for people experiencing homelessness

Ben Scher was the latest speaker in the Homelessness series at King's

Syringes and other drug-taking paraphenalia strewn on waste ground

At a King's webinar today, Exploring low-barrier drug and housing interventions for people experiencing homelessness, over 280 participants joined Ben Scher, University of Oxford PhD candidate in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation and outreach worker, to hear and discuss findings from his international research exploring interventions having an impact at the intersection of homelessness and drug policy.

The questions and reflections from practice included health and social care, probation, drugs services and homelessness sector perspectives. Participants included policymakers from two UK government departments and international attendees from France and Iceland.

The slides are available on the event webpage.

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See the blog by Carolin Hess based on this event: Overdose Prevention Centres – lessons from abroad.

Header image: slide from Ben's presentation.

Really important research.

Social worker attendee

Thank you so much for doing the research and proving what is needed to be done; this is what us working in the field ‘feel’ is needed.

Specialist in welfare services, Iceland

This has been such an interesting and inspiring webinar.

Attendee at the webinar

Thank you for putting this webinar together, it was very enlightening and informative.

Project manager at a homeless shelter

Coming up

The next event in this series, within the Homelessness Research Programme, will examine the homelessness social worker role. It is open to all.

The Homelessness Research Programme is based at the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce. See all upcoming events organised by the Unit.

In this story

Jess Harris

Research Fellow