Blackburn with Darwen homeless report

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Summary of report content

This report was written by Healthwatch Blackburn and Darwen following a research project on homeless people. Questionnaires and face to face questionnaires were used. The report was published July, 2017. It is based on survey responses. A total of 295 people were engaged with, 141 completed the questionnaire. Overall sentiment was mixed, the challenges of being homeless were explored in detail. A set of recommendations has been made. No response from providers is attached, though this project does not engage with a single provider of services.

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General details

Report title 
Blackburn with Darwen homeless report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
Date of publication 
Monday, 3 July, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 September, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 28 April, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
295 (141 surveys)
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Other population characteristics 
Homeless people
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.