The ‘Southend Integrated Healthcare for Homeless’ Initiative has been spearheaded by local GP surgeries and other local organisations, to provide better joined-up care for those affected by homelessness in Southend.
The aim of the initiative is to reduce health inequalities for rough sleepers, to support them in not only recovering from life on the streets, but to also help them lead more meaningful lives. Partners from the NHS, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, food banks, soup kitchens, hostels, outreach teams, hospital, mental health and substance misuse providers have collaborated to build this new integrated service.
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