Shared Health Foundation began working with Oldham Council’s Housing Team in April 2020, during the initial lockdown period of the pandemic, with our unique ‘Focused Care’ model. This report outlines the benefits of this local authority partnership and celebrates the health outcomes of our families.
There has been little work looking at the effects of poor housing and homelessness on shaping demand for social care. After reviewing the available evidence, this article raises housing as a critical issue for children’s social care and makes the case for an urgent research agenda.
This article explains how a clinician-led third sector organisation in Greater Manchester has issued a call to action requiring healthcare providers and service commissioners to adapt to improve health outcomes
A review of literature and suggestions for further research. The complexities of how poor housing may be impacting the use of paediatric health and social care services are discussed and suggestions made for better practice and integration.
To safeguard homeless families during the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath. There is an absence of discussion and detail on a national level about the impact of Covid-19 on families who are homeless. We are gravely concerned about this ‘hidden homeless’ population, for whom the pandemic has made invisible.
A Practical Guide Aimed at doctors and their wider multidisciplinary teams, this book provides key knowledge and practical advice on how to address the causes and consequences of health inequalities to achieve better outcomes for patients.
The Gold Standard: A Proposal Exploring the difficulties facing homeless families and the agencies supporting them. This report sets out to highlight the issues and summarises the changes which need to be implemented.
The report marked the culmination of an 18-month study. Analysing case studies from a range of effective voluntary sector and community organisations, highlighted ‘what works’ when tackling complex health and social care problems.