Scottish Health and Homelessness Conference
Registration is now open for the third Scottish Health and Homelessness Conference. Speakers include the Faculty’s very own Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director of Pathway, and Dr Austin O’Carroll who will speak about the work he is doing in Dublin on GP training and street medicine. The accompanying exhibition will include an opportunity to speak to people from the Civil Legal Assistance Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to hear about the support and services they can provide. There will also be information about the work of a range of third sector organisations. Everyone with an interest in health and homelessness is welcome, including frontline health and social care staff, third sector organisations, housing providers, service planners and commissioners, and people with experience of homelessness. Workshops topics include:
- Outreach in homeless health
- Commissioning for better outcomes
- Planning for discharge from prison and hospital
- Substance use trends and current issues
- Housing and homelessness advice and support in hospital
- End of life care for people who are homeless
- The NES Trauma Framework
- Oral health and inclusion dentistry
The full programme and exact times will be available soon, but register now to secure your place!
Inclusion Health Taster Course / MSc Module
This 7 day course, delivered over 7 weeks, offers an opportunity for those with an interest in excluded or hard-to-reach groups the chance to learn from world-class UCL researchers, experienced policy makers and service providers, and former/current members of these communities. Available as both an MSc module taster course and short course, the sessions are ideal for people seeking an introduction to this arena, or wishing to formalise their learning and work in the field. The course has been developed and is delivered by The Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health and University College London’s Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.
Date: 25 April – 7 June 2018 (Thursdays, 10:00 – 16:00)
Bookings: Via University College London
Cost: £500 – £1300, a limited number of Expert by Experience bursaries are available
Location: University College London, Bloomsbury Campus
Women and Inclusion Health
Recent research shows that women on the edges of society are 12 times more likely to face an early death. This one day CPD course explores the specific health needs women who are excluded, including women who are homeless, gypsies or travellers, vulnerable migrants or who sell sex. The course is suitable for medical professionals, social care workers and housing officers. It includes teaching by people with lived experience of exclusion, alongside health professionals running inclusion health services. This event is brought to you by Pathway, The Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Date: 14 September 2018
Bookings: Via Brighton and Sussex Medical School