A recent study from the University of Birmingham discovered that homeless people are finding themselves unable to register at GP surgeries and being discharged from hospital onto the streets.
Homeless psychiatric admissions cost almost £2.7million annually across just 4 London Boroughs. Mental illness and its manifestations (self-harm, substance misuse) are common amongst the homeless population and present an urgent need for medical care whilst also being cited as barriers to care. A vicious cycle is created.
Samantha Dorney-Smith gives a presentation on improving outcomes for homeless inpatients in mental health.
Thursday 17th October 2019-De Vere Canary Wharf, No. 1 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD
Intersectionality: Challenges, Solutions & Resolutions
The challenge is to find innovative solutions and resolution mechanisms that can work inside an organisation, addressing the discriminations, bad behaviours and disparities while responding promptly to the victims, in ways that are proportionate and, where practical, restorative.
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