USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE HOMELESS
Pathway helps the NHS to create hospital teams to support homeless patients.
Each team includes a specialist GP, nurses, allied health professionals, housing experts and in some hospitals, Pathway Care Navigators: people who were once homeless who are trained to support homeless patients.
Pathway provides patients with:
Housing and Benefits Advice
Help to recover important documents such as Birth Certificates, Passports, etc...
Links to community services
Support and collaboration with other clinicians, e.g., advice on drug interactions
Complex care planning and discharge liaison
Referral for addiction support
Help with GP registration
Fresh clothes, shoes and other basics (where these have been destroyed because of infection or infestation)
Help to reconnect with loved ones
They help those with physical illness, mental illness, substance misuse problems and histories of trauma and abuse. In some areas, Pathway teams can access specialist ‘respite care’, a place for homeless patients to recover after they have been in hospital, with clinical support to hand.
Tel: 020 3447 9351