Hope in the Deep End Podcast
Hope in the Deep End is a podcast from the Shared Health Foundation in Greater Manchester. We work in areas of deprivation to reduce the impact of poverty on health. Join us each episode to hear from clinicians, policy workers and advocates working to bring Hope in the Deep End.
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This week's episode focuses on the importance of compassion in healthcare. Dr Laura Neilson speaks to Dr Jen Davies, clinical psychologist at Shared Health Foundation, about how we can improve the way we care for our patients and for ourselves.
The Together Service, part of Shared Health Foundation, is embedded in primary care and is accessible to all patients of the practice. The service works with all parents and expecting parents to create healthier bonds with their baby, and also with those who have experienced baby loss and trauma.
Focused Care Patients: Episode 2
Focused Care Patients: Episode 1
Let's chat about teeth!
This weeks episode focuses on oral hygiene and teeth! Our guests are Dr Ben Atkins, former President of the Oral Health Foundation and ran his own Homeless Dental Practice and Dr Christina Worle, Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and is an expert on Trauma informed Dentistry.
Dr Laura Neilson speaks with Ben and Christina about poverty, access to dentistry for deprived areas and if wooden toothbrushes are all they are cracked up to be!
Let's Talk about Toilets!
Professor Monica Lakhanpaul is a Consultant Paediatrician and Professor of Integrated Community Child Health at University College London and is passionate about toilets!
Talking about the loo is not a common conversation in the UK. We often refer to poor hygiene in toilets and lack of clean water in 3rd world countries. Clinicians often are taught to treat constipation and UTIs with prescribed medicine but there is actually so much more behind the emotional and mental health of a child that affects their bowel movements. Asking the question where the toilet is situated, does it have light, who else has access to the toilet, how clean is it, can you afford to keep it clean and how does it make you feel when you use it can open up a whole conversation that you never expected to have!
34 Homeless Children Die in England, in conversation with The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust is a charity that provides advice for safer sleeping for babies and support for parents and professionals going through a Sudden Infant Death.
Our recent report from The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Temporary Accommodation shows that 34 homeless children died because of their vulnerability and homelessness. How did that happen? What can we do to stop it happening again? What are the risks of co-sleeping?
Dr Laura Neilson and Jenny Ward, CEO of The Lullaby Trust talk all things babies, cots and poverty.
Our resource produced in partnership with The Lullaby Trust can be found here.
In conversation with Alex Bax, Pathway
In this episode we meet Alex Bax, CEO of Pathway.
Pathway is the UK’s leading homeless healthcare charity; and has helped 11 hospitals in England to create teams who take care of over 3500 homeless patients every year. Pathway also carries out research and provides training through the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health, a network of more than 1700 people who are passionate about healthcare for excluded groups. People who have been homeless are included in every area of our work.
Laura and Alex discuss the welfare state, the impact of shame and what hope we can bring to the most entrenched situations.
Supporting Homeless Families
In this episode we meet Angie and Matt, who are Focused Care Practitioners in Oldham. There are over 120,000 homeless children in England alone, many are part of a single parent household who face multiple barriers to health, housing and education. These households get placed in various forms of homeless accommodation including B&Bs, Hostels and Temporary Accommodation.
Focused Care works to make the invisible patient, visible. By working under a flexible remit and time elastic support service, Focused Care is able to unpick the problems behind the problems, remove barriers of social injustice and bring hope to the most difficult and traumatic situations.
For more information on our Homeless Families project click here.
To read our our joint report from the APPG on Temporary Accommodation with Justlife, check out our website here.