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Healthcare & Homelessness: Improving Care and Support for Homeless People

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This conference focuses on Healthcare and Homelessness, ensuring effective care and support to people who are homeless. The conference will address how health services can improve the care pathway for people who are homeless from identifying early signs of homelessness and early intervention, ensuring homeless people get the physical and mental health treatment they need, and helping them to secure accommodation and ongoing care before discharge. 

“Since 2010, there has been a 165% increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets of England. Half have a mental health illness and 14% are women The average age of death whilst homeless is 45 for men, and 43 for women 726 people died whilst homeless or rough sleeping last year, which is a fifth more than the previous year.”

St Mungo’s 2019 

“Homeless people in the UK don’t die from exposure. They die from treatable medical conditions.”

Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director Pathway

The conference will also update delegates on the practical implications of the The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) which came into force in England on 3 April 2018 and is the biggest change to homelessness legislation in 40 years. It has brought in new duties to prevent and relieve homelessness by offering early intervention support to those with a concerning situation, before it becomes a homelessness crisis. (*RCM2019). 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve care and support for homeless people 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving access
  • Reflect on the lived experience 
  • Support practitioners to identify early signs of homelessness and develop support for early intervention and prevention
  • Improve access and case management 
  • Ensure homeless people get the health care they need while in hospital, and helping them to secure accommodation and ongoing care before they’re discharged
  • Understand the interface between homelessness and complex safeguarding
  • Update your knowledge on the implications of the Homelessness Reduction Act 
  • Understand how you can improve mental health support for homeless people
  • Develop your skills in working with people with alcohol and dependence issues 
  • Identify key strategies for effective information sharing whilst complying with caldicott principles and GDPR 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Speakers Include:

Mr Jon Sparkes

Chief Executive

Mr Leroy Simpson

Person with Lived Experience of Homelessness

Mr Alex Bax

Chief Executive

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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