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A day in the life of Ollalo House and the UCLH Find & Treat team

15th August 2022

Earlier this year, on the Homeless Health (HH) team, we were given the opportunity to visit two award winning health and care services aimed at supporting individuals experiencing homelessness. Here is how we got on and what we learned during the visit. We spent the morning learning about the incredible support that is offered at […]

Monkeypox Checklist for Supported Isolation

6th June 2022

Clinical Safety and monitoring: All residents who are confirmed cases need supported isolation. Wherever practically possible local staff teams should ensure that patients have their own phone for the duration of isolation. Contact 111 if resident or staff are concerned about worsening symptoms. Residents require welfare checks by local frontline teams alongside regular delivery of […]

Navigating homelessness and loneliness day to day

by Dr Jenny Drife, Consultant Psychiatrist, START Community Mental Health Outreach Team , 13th May 2022

In this homeless health blog, Dr Jenny Drife shares reflections and thought-provoking insights on links between homelessness and loneliness for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2022. Jenny is a member of the START Community Mental Health Team for people sleeping rough in Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon.

Homeless Health workstream update: drug and alcohol – April 2022

28th April 2022

The bespoke Pan-London Substance Misuse Programme for people who sleep rough, are in hostel accommodation, or at risk of return to the street, offers people currently sleeping rough a potentially life-saving opportunity to access valuable substance misuse treatment and recovery services that have been designed to meet their needs and vulnerabilities. The programme aims to maximise and maintain […]

Homeless Health workstream update: mental health – April 2022

28th April 2022

The London Homeless Mental Health Steering Group was convened in September 2021. The group is chaired by Sharon Spain, Director of Nursing and Quality SWLSTG. The group aims to provide systems leadership in relation to the development and delivery of a mental health action plan and opportunities to optimise the impact of the NHS Long […]

Homeless Health workstream update: out-of-hospital care – April 2022

28th April 2022

Healthy London Partnership (HLP)  secured funding from the Shared Outcomes Fund to help transform a pan-London approach to the out-of-hospital intermediate care, social care and recovery pathway for the homeless population across London. The funding has been used to assemble a project team to scope and deliver this project. Recent work has included: Developing and […]

Homeless Health workstream update: primary care – April 2022

28th April 2022

Dr Jasmin Malik is chairing the London Homeless Health Primary Care Steering Group, which has been established to bring key partners together at the city level, to oversee the citywide primary care workstream. Amongst others, the group will work to: develop primary care commissioning around homelessness services and close the gap in GP registration for […]

Homeless Health clinical leads update – April 2022

28th April 2022

Co-Clinical Leads Dr Jasmin Malik and Dr Caroline Shulman joined HLP’s Homeless Health programme in September 2021. Jasmin and Caroline bring valuable skill sets to their joint leadership role having worked with inclusion health groups in primary care across London for a number of years. Working within the homeless health network, their combined knowledge, experience and […]

London Homeless Health Partner newsletter

28th April 2022

London Homeless Health Partner newsletter Sign up Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates about our programme and the latest work from our partners across London. April 2022 Read full edition Clinical leads update Full workstream updates Drug & alcohol Mental health Out-of-hospital care Primary care   « Visit Homeless health

World Homeless Day – 10 October 2021

6th October 2021

The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to the needs of people who experience homelessness locally, and to provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. The campaign aims to educate people about homeless issues, celebrate and support good practice happening locally, and highlight local issues. To mark […]