The first-year report of the Bevan Healthcare Pathway team in Hull.

The team was commissioned by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a local Pathway model of care and advocacy for homeless patients admitted to hospital.

This service has dramatically improved both the health and housing outcomes for homeless patients.

This report on the first year of operation demonstrates that in-hospital intervention and advocacy by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals has a positive impact on the lives of people living on the streets or in unstable accommodation. It describes how such initiatives are a cost-effective way to reduce the cycle of readmission that sees people experiencing homelessness repeatedly in hospital, and in turn can help to improve hospital capacity.