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Better oral care for homeless people 

Smile4Life Guide

This co-designed educational and training resource has been developed through the Smile4life research programme as part of the ‘Do not Give Up on Us’ project and is a collaboration between the University of Dundee, NHS Education for Scotland, Public Health Scotland, and Third Sector organisations (Shelter Scotland, Scotland Homelessness Network, Scottish Drugs Forum, Glasgow Dental Initiative, Dundee Dental Initiative).


Research by Dundee University

Research has been an integral part of the Smile4life programme since it was established in 2007.  The following year there was a large Scotland-wide survey of the oral health and psychosocial wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness – the findings from this survey informed the development of the Smile4life: Guide for Trainers.


Mapping homelessness services in Glasgow

This document provides a catalogue of available services to support vulnerable groups in Glasgow city.

This publication is the result of a multi-agency collaboration between different sectors, working to prevent and mitigate homelessness in Glasgow. We would like to express our gratitude to the various organisations, and services, in Glasgow who have collaborated by sending their information and subsequent updates. 

Mapping homelessness services in Aberdeen

The production of this publication is the result of a multi-agency collaboration between different sectors working to prevent and to mitigate homelessness in Aberdeen City.

The report builds on the previously published Dundee City mapping via collaboration with key statutory, education and voluntary sector partners. It captures a range of local, often distinct services and approaches which immediately calls for collaborative effort and integration. While this report shines a critical light in particular on oral health, homelessness and marginalisation, it therefore captures a broader and pertinent set of questions for all public services. 

'Do Not Give Up On Us’ Workshop

A workshop guide for health promotion and civic engagement

Co-designing educational and training resources for practitioners working with young people

We are glad to present this workshop guide as a result of a joint collaboration between University of Dundee and community-based organisations working with young people in Scotland. Rock Trust, Action for Children Dundee, Hot Chocolate and A Way Home Scotland were our key partners in this journey, and with them we could involve a group of fantastic young people that were using their services. We all had such a supportive, powerful, and productive time together, and we want to express our most sincere gratitude.