England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Communities and society , Health and social care , Housing and planning , Welfare and equalities

Illicit drug use and homelessness: how Canada and the UK are dealing with a growing crisis

Summary

In 2016, Canada declared a national opioid crisis due to the dramatic rise in drug-related deaths over the past decade. This briefing will investigate the intertwining nature of drug use and homelessness and compare the situation to that of the UK, before discussing whether the approaches taken in Canada could also be effective in the UK.

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