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Nursing project launched to grapple with homeless health issues

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The QNI will fund several homeless health projects The QNI will fund several homeless health projects led by nurses

Community nurses will have the opportunity to learn, lead and innovate in the field of homeless care as the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) launches its new project.

A funding partnership between the QNI and philanthropic organisation Oak Foundation will start a programme focussing in homeless health from May. It will support a national network of health, housing and support professionals, and people who are or have been homeless.

Those involved will be able to attend regional learning and networking days about homeless health issues. It will also help to support the development of the QNI’s Homeless Health News publication.

QNI homeless health project manager David Parker-Radford: ‘People who have been homeless emphasised the value of support from the right professionals, with the right specialist skills at the right time in their recovery.

‘This programme helps to build on the work the QNI has been recognised for in the field of homeless health nursing over the last eight years to reach new sectors and unleash the innovation at the frontline to improve patient care.

‘Oak Foundation has funded many programmes in homeless health and brings valuable experience, so the partnership was a natural fit. I am delighted the QNI can continue and develop this work.’

During the year, the QNI will select up to 10 nurses who wish to apply for funding of up to £5000 to develop projects to improve healthcare for people experiencing homelessness.

Alongside the funding, the QNI will also provide workshops to help nurses develop their skills in planning projects, delivering outcomes, communications and leadership.

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walking around the streets of Manchester the need for this work is highly eveident. However this needs to be on a much larger scale. we need more drug , alchol and mental health staff and more affordable supported housing. homelessness can happen to any of us, we need to show kindness and compassion and not just walk away
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