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These guidance notes are designed to help improve services, to share practical knowledge and tips and will be published twice a year.
Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System - this guidance provides information regarding the Offender Health Pathway for homeless individuals. To request a pdf of this guidance, please email [email protected].
Outcomes: Safeguarding Homeless Families - this guidance is a follow up to Safeguarding Homeless Families and oulines the process of developing acheivable outcomes for working with homeless families. To request a pdf of this guidance, please email [email protected].
What people are saying
"The Mental Health and Homelessness Guide for Practitioners arrived today. I am very pleased with it. The format has been set out really well with the right amount of information. Great for use as an aide memoire or teaching material for an experienced practitioner and also very accessible to lay persons or new workers to read. I think that it raises an important issue that people with mental health problems who are homeless may not readily volunteer this information for various reasons."
"Useful tips for psychosis/schizophrenia section; simple to understand - quick reference guide, easily passed on to outreach workers and volunteers."
'Food, Nutrition and Homelessness' - This toolkit looks at a healthy diet and the key issues and barriers faced by the homeless (single and families) in the context of food and healthy eating. There is also a brief discussion of malnutrition amongst the homeless population and the tools and references needed to implement them providing the practitioner with detailed information on nutrition and homelessness. It also contains information on tools that front line workers can use to screen for malnutrition in single homeless or homeless families with dependent children.
What people are saying
"Excellent guidance for clinicians to show clients in order to motivate change in their nutrional intake."
"I have used the high calorie diet sheet to advise a man with significant weight loss. It was a useful, quick reference guide."
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This is a toolkit for practitioners that identifies the needs of homeless families, interventions and solutions. The toolkit will help provide hard evidence of the issues and will help plan the time required to deal with them. The evidence collected from using this tool can be used to inform service provision, help to develop more integrated systems and tackle health inequalities. It can also be used for clinical supervision, in team reviews, in the local homeless forum and business planning days.
Most nurses’ report on caseloads in terms of numbers, but this does not capture the complex needs of this client group and their vulnerabilities and the time that these cases can involve.
This guidance consists of a main paper that looks at the issues and risks that homeless families and children face or present with. It gives facts, figures and an overview of the issues that many families face.
There are then 2 sets of assessment forms and a worked example has been completed for information.
The completed forms can be used to inform commissioners, or used at a project steering group or homelessness forum to provide the evidence needed to understand the work required when dealing with complex family cases.
The assessment forms have also been supplied in a word document format, to enable them to be completed electronically.
What people are saying
I liked the vulnerability tool and shared this with our safeguarding team
It is a very comprehensive document and has pulled together a number of strands, some of which I was already aware of, in a clear and easy to use format for practice, so that my assessment is also as comprehensive as it can be.
This has enabled me to ensure I am covering all the bases within an assessment
To ensure my assessment is as comprehensive as it can be for the benefit of my clients
Will reference it in my communication with Commissioners and Service Reviewers in order to promote continuance of Specialist HV Role
The inclusion of a worked example was particularly useful. This provides a better insight into how the tool can be used and for what purposes.
I always find the information and guidance produced by QNI to be helpful to improve practice and of a very high standard (whilst being very 'user friendly' and easy to digest)
I am going to be moving to another trust at the end of the week and I will be taking it with me. I am a Health Visitor who will be working with very vulnerable families and I feel this model will work extremely well in the assessment process