Kendra Schneller is a nurse practitioner and has been working with people experiencing homelessness, including clients with addictions and refugee and asylum seekers in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham for almost 14 years.
She has developed services to improve the health and social well-being of her clients. In 2018, Kendra jointly led on what is now a successful street outreach service, which was initially funding as a pilot project from the Queen’s Nursing Institute and the Burdett Trust.
Kendra is the current Vice Chair for the London Network for Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group. Kendra promotes the importance of inclusion health through her work and concentrated effort to enhance the education and skills to those not working in the sector. She has won several awards, including The Nursing Standard’s Community Nurse Award, 2011 and Adult Nursing Mentor of the year 2014 for her Trust.
In 2019, Kendra became a Queen’s Nurse, a Windrush Scholar, an NHS Assembly member and won the Chief Nurse’s Individual of the Year Award at her Trust. She has published various articles on homeless health in nursing journals, her Trust’s publications, and a local newspaper.
Kendra has 3 children, is a grandmother of 2 and is fluent in German.