Health and Wellbeing Alliance latest update

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 3:10pm

Homeless Link is delivering new additional work to address early onset frailty, in partnership with Friends, Families and Travellers, the Mental Health Consortium, LGB&T Partnership, CHANGE, Citizens Advice and FaithAction, and Collective Voice. 

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The aim of the ‘Reducing Health Inequalities for People living with Frailty’ project is to help NHS England identify:

  • Why there are inconsistences in the delivery of healthcare services to disadvantaged people experiencing frailty earlier in life
  • Opportunities to reduce and overcome the barriers to accessible health care that disadvantaged people experiencing frailty earlier in life face
  • How services and examples of good practice have successfully overcome the barriers to health care services that exist
  • Opportunities for primary and secondary health and care services to support people and to prevent the early onset of frailty

The project will include a series of focus groups and seminars aimed at the voluntary and community sector, NHS providers, and people with lived experience.

A call for evidence is currently underway  to gather examples of best practice that have improved access to and experience of health care services for disadvantaged people living with frailty much earlier in life. 

The first seminar event will be held on 28 November 2019, aimed at NHS providers, NHS England, voluntary sector organisations and people experiencing disadvantage and frailty. Visit the event page for details and to register.

For more information on the project, contact Sue.Christoforou@homelesslink.org.uk 

You can find out more about the work of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance and review its ouputs at the dedicated page of the NHS England/NHS Improvement website. 

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Caroline Bernard

Head of policy and communications

Caroline currently job shares her role with Helen Mathie, jointly overseeing Homeless Link’s policy, research, information and communications team. 

Telephone: 020 7840 4458
Email: Caroline.Bernard@homelesslink.org.uk