Health & Well-being Projects For Mind Body & Soul
Homeless Healthcare has been completely reconfigured! Historically we have worked exclusively within The Welcome Centre, a day facility in Ilford, as this has been the first port of call for the majority of people experiencing homelessness in LB Redbridge.
From the beginning of lockdown, the majority of clients have been housed in temporary accommodation, ranging from supported services to hotels and B&Bs. The day centre was closed for safety reasons.
We have therefore adjusted our service and become mobile! The nurses are offering weekly clinics in Malachi Place, Ryedale Court, The Goodmayes Project and Jason Lee House and will return to The Welcome Centre when it fully re-opens, the latter giving priority to those who are in Hotels, B&B or rough sleeping. Our aim is to ensure that every adult who is homeless in LBRedbridge has access to the Homeless Health Service
The first point of contact is one of our nurses for a comprehensive health check and GP registration. Clients are then referred to other services as needed. Our counsellors have continued to work via zoom or other remote platforms and this will continue. Our chiropody service will return in August. We work closely with the Outreach GP (PELC) and Rough Sleepers Mental Health Team (NELFT). For the time being other services such as massage therapy, boxercise and table tennis remain suspended
Our priority is to ensure the safety of clients and staff and therefore appropriate PPE/equipment is used during the course of contact with any of our clients.
Enquiries should be directed to Stephanie O'Leary, Homeless Health Service Manager at email@example.com or text/call 07394 928150 (please don't leave a message – we will return your call/text as soon as we are able)