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 initiative is led by Dr Siddique, a local GP with an interest in inclusive health, and Edel Spruce, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, offering medical care in the community to those who find themselves homeless.
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.
An advanced nurse practitioner attends a variety of locations across Southend to help you deal with your health concerns. No appointment will be necessary. We will also contact you if have recently left hospital.
Drop-in healthcare sessions are at the following locations:
|One Love Soup Kitchen|
Hollybrook, Carnarvon Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LR
7pm to 8pm
|HARP – Southend’s Homeless Charity|
103-107 York Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2DL
|Every Monday and Tuesday|
1.30pm to 5pm
|St Vincent de Paul Society|
Unit 9, Victoria Business Park, Short Street, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5BY
6.30pm to 8pm
How to contact us
Leave your contact details at HARP or the Soup Kitchens and we will contact you. You can also email [email protected]
Worried that you are going to made homeless, or have just become homeless?
Housing Solutions are a team of advisers that can help you if you are homeless, or if you are likely to lose your home soon.
It is best to call them as soon as you are threatened with homelessness. This gives us more time to prevent you from becoming homeless and a greater chance of success.
You will be a priority if you are currently rough sleeping and have a local connection to Southend.
You can reach them on:
01702 215002 Monday to Thursday 9 – 5pm, Fridays 9 – 4.30pm
Emergency out of hours number is the same but contact may be limited.
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