Last chance for Health and Homelessness Conference
Integrating Services for Inclusive Healthcare
Last chance for tickets for specialist conference for health workers in homelessness
A few tickets are still available for the fourth annual conference aimed at health workers in the homelessness sector organised by the London Network of Nurses and Midwives in Homelessness and taking place on Friday 12th May.
Almost 200 delegates are booked in for the conference which will be held at The Warehouse Project in SE16, but a few places are still available. Sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, the conference will look at how everyone in the sector needs to work towards real integration, to ensure that we offer inclusive care to those who are often missed out.
Samantha Dorney-Smith from the Network said “We all know what a fantastic job staff are doing across London in trying to help homeless and vulnerable people get the care they need. But the system is fragmented and confusing, and people can get missed. We will be using this conference to explore what can be done to make integration more than just a slogan.”
The conference will provide plenty of opportunities for homeless healthcare professionals and allied workers to network and share good practice; but also to join together in order to voice and debate their collective concerns.
Speakers this year include:
- Dame Eileen Sills, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Kenny Gibson, NHS London
- Dr Alistair Story, Clinical Lead, Find and Treat
- Jamell Garaghty, Royal Free Hospital
- The UK Sepsis Trust
- Southwark Law Centre
- Niamh Brophy, St Mungo’s
- Dr Caroline Shulman, Principle Investigator End of Life Care Project
- Barney Wells, Enabling Assessment Service, London
- Dr Rudi Pittrof and Stephanie Broughton, Inclusion and Empowerment project
- Jo Prestidge, Homeless Link
- Abi Brunswick, Project 17
- Jane Cook and Carmen Rojas, Kings Health Partners Pathway
- Felicity Reed, Southwark Pause project
There will also be an expert panel discussion, breakout workshops, a poster competition, quiz, lunch and evening entertainment and plenty of networking opportunities. Workshops will profile integrated homeless services, services allied to homelessness, and provide clinical updates.
Simon Dow, Chair of the London Housing Foundation said “We are very pleased to be able to support this excellent conference which is now in its 4th year. It is a rare and valuable opportunity for health professionals in homelessness to meet and discuss what progress has been made and what the priorities are for the sector.”