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Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 3:10pm

Homeless Link and Friends, Families and Travellers have worked together alongside other members of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance to launch an Inclusion Health Audit Tool.

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Led by the Department alongside Public Health England and NHS England, together known as the ‘system partners’, the Alliance is about to commence its ‘additional work’ programme and Homeless Link is leading and partnering on two new pieces of work.

Reducing health inequalities amongst inclusion health groupsnow live! This project was co-led by Homeless Link and Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT), and involved seven other Alliance members. Inclusion health groups comprise asylum seekers and refugees, Gypsies and Travellers, vulnerable homeless people, and sex workers. The project has produced an audit tool to provide system partners with an understanding of the extent to which the Alliance is working with inclusion health groups, with a view to addressing health inequalities. The audit tool launched on 16 July and can be downloaded from here

The Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be delivering a workshop as part of the “pop up university” series at NHS Expo 2018 in Manchester. The session, How the VCSE sector supports resilience for individuals, communities and specific groups, will take place on 6 September at 12.30. For further information visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/expo/ . Complimentary places are available to the event through Homeless Link – for more information contact caroline.bernard@homelesslink.org.uk

Tackling inequalities in End of Life Care (EoLC) for minority groups is led by Hospice UK, with Homeless Link as an expert partner. The project will seek to understand the needs of homeless people, Gypsies and Travellers and LGBTQ people in relation to the Government’s six-point End of Life Care commitment, and provide evidence for what can be put in place by commissioners and providers of EoLC to make the commitment a reality.

Reducing health inequalities of homeless families is co-led by Homeless Link and the Association for Young People’s Health, part of the Young People’s Health Partnership. The work will develop a learning resource and toolkit for public health nurses to work with homeless families. The project involves seven other Alliance members, as well as Homeless Link member the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

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Caroline Bernard

Head of policy and communications

Caroline currently job shares her role with Helen Mathie, jointly overseeing Homeless Link’s policy, research, information and communications team. 

Telephone: 020 7840 4458
Email: Caroline.Bernard@homelesslink.org.uk

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