7th December 2021 | 10 – 11:30am


  • Welcome and introduction – Dr Jenny Drife


  • Counselling through Covid: reflections on maintaining a specialist service through the pandemic
    • John Conolly, Lead Counsellor,Westminster Homeless Health Service
    • Steve Masterman, Reflections Network Manager, Wales The Wallich (https://thewallich.com)


  • Inclusion health in the national Mental Health Standard Data Set
    • Sophie Koehne, Mental Health and OT Policy and Practice Lead, Pathway


  • Information sharing and updates from other services


View the meeting here.



6th July  2021 | 5pm – 6pm

Adult Safeguarding a “game changer” for people on the margins? 

Austerity has meant that the potential benefits of the Care Act 2014 have been slow to manifest. But the tectonic plates are shifting, and safeguarding concerns feel like common ground on which health, housing, social care and the voluntary sector can find a shared understanding of the opportunities to help people on the margins.

Hear from:

Fiona Bateman –  expert solicitor and independent chair to adult safeguarding boards

Kendal Beasley – Homelessness Adult Safeguarding Practitioner, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

Shona Duffy – Homeless Specialist Nurse, Safeguarding Team, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Free, virtual meeting, with time for Q&A. Chair: Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director, Pathway. There will also be an update from Alex Bax, Pathway CEO, on the latest Faculty developments.

You can view the recorded Faculty meeting here.



20th October 2020 | 5pm – 6pm

GP total triage & remote consulting for vulnerable groups

We will have presentations from:

Dr Aaminah Verity – a GP working in Lewisham with an interest in improving access for vulnerable patients and her recent research covering total triage and by default remote consulting.

Alex Bax, Pathway CEO – will give an update on the latest Faculty developments, including the recent joint letter to the Prime Minister on winter accommodation provision for people experiencing homelessness. He will also outline Pathway’s next five-year strategy.

Chair: Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director, Pathway

You can view the recorded Faculty meeting here.



23rd June 2020 | 5pm – 6pm

Addictions: innovative practice in COVID19

Primary and Secondary care perspectives on pandemic as a stimulus to change


In our first Faculty meeting since the lockdown, we will discuss how clinicians have adapted during COVID19 to care for homeless patients with addictions.

Providing an overview on creative ways of treating homeless patients during a pandemic, our speakers will outline useful tools, and ways to help ensure positive primary and secondary care experiences for people experiencing homeless with complex needs .

Presentations from

  • Dr John Budd – GP at Edinburgh Access Practice, Co-ordinator, Lothian Deprivation Interest Group and Chair of the board of directors, North Edinburgh Drug and Alcohol Centre.
  • Dr Emmert Roberts – MRC Clinical Research Fellow in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Substance Misuse Psychiatry at the South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust.

Chair: Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director, Pathway


Download  Homelessness and Covid19 Dr John Budd presentation.

You can view the recorded Faculty meeting here.


Disruption Seminar 

Date : Wednesday 4th December 2019
Place – Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Time – 9.30 for tea and coffee – start at 10 am – 1400 (Lunch provided)

The meeting includes a presentation from Helen Carlin, CEO & Founder of Rowan Alba. Founded in 2005, Rowan Alba has a vision of an inclusive society, where coherent social policy mitigates the risks of  falling through the cracks; or where this does happen, the provides a provision of services which address the needs of the individual and focuses on their capacity to contribute fully to a more connected community.

Helen will share ideas on campaigning, being disruptors and creating change, focusing on Thorntree, the only home for life for street drinkers in the UK.

Helen will be joined by Pat McArdle, CEO of the Mayday Trust , a forward thinking organisation working with people going through some of the toughest life transitions,  including people experiencing homelessness, leaving care, coming off drugs or alcohol, coming out of prison or psychiatric hospital.

At the meeting we will hear responses and reactions from people with different perspectives about how to change current practise (lived experience, policy, practice and research).  This will be followed by facilitated round table discussions.