This funding programme is part of the QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership programme, supported by Oak Foundation.

The QNI selected and funded ten community-based nurses to lead innovation projects in the field of homeless and inclusion health. These projects are based in different parts of the country –  Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackburn, Brighton, Bristol, Croydon, Newham, Southwark, Surrey and Weston-Super-Mare.

Each project received up to £5000 to develop and deliver an innovative approach to caring for vulnerable groups. Each project focused on a specific cohort of patients within homeless and inclusion health. This included people in prison,  people sleeping rough, families in Traveller communities and people in temporary homelessness accommodation.

Nurses’ ideas ranged from TB testing and education in prison to Hepatitis C testing in homeless day centres, to developing kits to avoid infection following self-harm, wellbeing workshops, and child oral health outreach.

The QNI project management team visited all ten projects during 2018 to observe each project in action, talk to the lead nurse and to offer constructive support to help overcome challenges and develop solutions.

Each project has completed an interim report, to share progress after the first 5 months and to review the potential of the intervention to achieve better health outcomes for people who are experiencing homelessness.

If you wish to find out more about the projects or programme of work, please contact Samantha Dorney-Smith.

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