Provision of a Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Service (HHPA) for residents within the WLCCG footprint, to deliver specialist one-to-one engagements to enable people experiencing homelessness to register with GPs, make and attend health appointments and have social needs addressed. In addition to providing practical support, such as travel fares and accompaniment to appointments, peers will focus on building the skills and confidence to enable clients to continue accessing health services independently. The Service will include: Peer Advocates: peer advocates with lived experience of homelessness. Shared experience with clients to enable them to build the trusting relationships required to get people to appointments. Peers to acts as role models - proving you can improve your health, gain independence and move on from homelessness. Advocacy Support: Peers to provide one-to-one support to enable homeless people to make, attend and maximise healthcare appointments. Working with homelessness services across the area to ensure appropriate referrals for clients with urgent but non-emergency health needs - engaging people with specialist and mainstream primary care and ensuring people are registered with GPs, dentists and opticians. Health Promotion: Peers to run health promotion events in homelessness services across the area
Fiona Sutcliffe, Head of Commissioning (Mental Health)
15 Marylebone Road
Contract value: 42422
Published: 16 Apr 2021, Receipt by: 18 Mar 2021
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