Hospital Aftercare Grant Success
Stonepillow is pleased to announce that they were successful in their bid to access £162,500 towards hospital aftercare for homeless people.
This funding comes from the £10 million released by the Minister of Public Health towards hospital aftercare for homeless people.
The funding will provide immediate safety and support to homeless people prior to and after discharge from hospital. A Stonepillow Health Navigator will provide a link for homeless people to access accommodation and continue their health aftercare in safety. The Health Navigator will also provide training to NHS staff on effective methods to work with homeless people whilst in hospital. Some accommodations will be refurbished to house homeless people with disabilities and physical needs.
St Richards’ Hospital data ‘estimated’ that 20 homeless people are recorded a year and therefore up to 20 people will benefit from this service.
The NHS will benefit from decreased recurring admissions and repeat treatment, especially chronic illness that should not require Hospital time and resources.