Homeless Health Nursing projects
Nurse-led projects aimed at benefiting people who are experiencing homelessness.
In 2018, the QNI announced ten local nurse-led projects that would benefit from a year long programme of financial and professional support. The projects were aimed at people who were experiencing homelessness or who were living in vulnerable or temporary housing, including recent migrants, street homeless, people in custody, and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller populations. All of these groups experience a range of health inequalities which can be severe and life threatening.
The ten projects were all led by community nurses working in different parts of England, with projects taking place in London and the southeast, Birmingham, the northwest and the southwest.
The projects all came to a successful end in 2019.
Below is a list of the projects, the report is available to download below.
- Project: Drop in and NHS Health Check Outreach Clinic
Patsy Dodd, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Charlotte Swann, Wirral Churches Ark Project, Birkenhead.
- Project: Five Ways to Wellbeing
Claire O’Connell and Sheila Shatford, Primary Care Nurses, Homeless Health Service, Bristol.
- Project: The Gypsy and Traveller Health Bus
Lisa Gavin, Homeless Health Lead Nurse, Mark Haythorne, Surrey County Council, Redhill, Surrey.
- Project: Health Champions for the Homeless
Sihle Malapela, Nurse Practitioner; Abdul Rawkib, Commissioning Manager; Sultan Ahmed, Administrator, Newham, London.
- Project: HITPlus
Kendra Schneller, Serina Aboim, Nurse Practitioners, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Southwark, London.
- Project: Latent TB Screening and Awareness at HMP Birmingham
Julie McLoughlin, TB Clinical Nurse Specialist; Hanna Kaur, TB Lead Nurse, Kim Bruton, TB Support Worker; University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT.
- Project: Leap Ahead
Julia Mullaney and Ann Neville, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Darwen Healthcare.
- Project: New Clothing as a Health Intervention for Rough Sleepers and Asylum Seekers
Paul Coleman, Consultant Nurse Homeless and Refugee Health Services; Jennifer Adu, Specialist Health Visitor, Croydon.
- Project: Self Harm
Kelly Smith and Rebekah Jeavons, Community Matron Outreach Team, North Somerset.
- Project: Touch Base
Margaret O’Sullivan, Community Viral Hepatitis Nurse Specialist, Brighton.