PRESS RELEASE: Integrating Services for Inclusive Healthcare

Monday 27th February, 2017

Specialist Conference announced for health workers in homelessness.

The London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group has announced the fourth annual conference aimed at health workers in the homelessness sector.

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 of 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 takes place on Friday 12th May and 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 valuable opportunity for health professionals in homelessness to meet and discuss what progress has been made and what the priorities are for the sector.”

To book your place contact Eventbrite or go to the LNNM website

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The London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group is a group of like-minded nurses, midwives, allied professionals and experts by experience (people currently experiencing homelessness, or people who have been homeless in the past) who meet bi-monthly in London to network and share best practice. For more information about the group visit about us.

The London Housing Foundation is a charitable trust committed to assisting the agencies which comprise the homelessness sector in London in securing a better future for single homeless people. For more information go to www.lhf.org.uk or contact mark@markwall.co.uk

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