Homeless Health Innovation Projects
In 2018, the QNI selected ten local nurse-led projects that would benefit from a year-long programme of financial and professional support.
The projects were aimed at people experiencing homelessness or who were living in vulnerable or temporary housing, including recent migrants, street homeless, people in custody, and Gypsy, Romany and Traveller populations. This work was part of the QNI’s Fund for Innovation programme, supported by Oak Foundation.
Each project received up to £5000 to develop and deliver an innovative approach to caring for vulnerable groups. 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. Read more about the projects and the evaluation report here.
Watch the videos about the ‘Health Champions for the Homeless’ project in East London.
To find out more about our work in homeless health, please contact Samantha Dorney-Smith.