Specialist Conference for health workers in homelessness
The London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group has announced the sixth annual conference aimed at health workers in the homelessness sector.
Sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, the conference will be a chance for London nurses, midwives and other health professionals working with people experiencing homelessness to get together to learn, share practice, feed into future strategy, celebrate our work, and network with our colleagues. This will be a celebration of nursing and frontline health care practitioner excellence,
Speakers this year include:
- Elaine Goodwin, National Homeless and Inclusion Health Nursing Lead, Health Inequality Improvement Teams, NHS England and NHS Improvement
- Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of Bedfordshire
- Dr Gillian Shorter, Co-Director of the Drug and Alcohol Research Network at Queens University Belfast.
There will also be an expert panel discussion, breakout workshops, a poster competition, quiz, the Ab Fab awards and an exhibition. And, Professor Al Story and Professor Andrew Hayward of UCL will be introducing the new NICE guidance “Integrated health and social care for people experiencing homelessness”.
Jane Cook, Chair of the Network said:
“After an enforced break of two years it is great to be back – and the line-up of speakers and sessions this year is genuinely inspirational. I hope as many as possible from the sector will be able to join us”
The conference takes place on Friday 1st April 2022 at St Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square – from 13.00-18.00, followed by a drink’s reception 18.00-20.00
Ian Brady, Executive Chair of the London Housing Foundation who will be presenting the Ab Fab awards, said:
“We are very pleased to be able to support this excellent conference which is now in its 6th year. We need to hear from the professionals working directly with vulnerable homeless people. This is a rare opportunity to meet and discuss what progress has been made and what the priorities are for the sector.”