§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what medical provision is specifically made available to homeless adults with children in(a) London, (b) Manchester and (c) Liverpool; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
General medical and hospital services are available to homeless people on the same basis as to the rest of the population.
Where the needs of homeless people for general medical services cannot be fully met under the normal arrangements, the Department is funding 30 projects designed to improve their access to primary health care. There are eight projects in the Greater London area and two in the Liverpool area.
The projects aim to improve access to medical services for homeless people, including adults with children. One scheme in Liverpool provides general medical and other health care services to a women's refuge and a child support refuge.