– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th November 2000.

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Photo of Mike Watson Mike Watson Labour

Question S1O-2489

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that adequate health care is provided for rough sleepers.

Photo of Susan Deacon Susan Deacon Labour

Four million pounds has been allocated this year to health boards to support existing rough sleeping initiatives in Scotland. Guidance to health bodies on the needs of homeless people, including rough sleepers, will be issued shortly and a national health and homelessness co-ordinator will be appointed later this year to spearhead further improvements in health care for this vulnerable group.

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