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Inclusion and Homeless Wound Care

People experiencing multiple disadvantage are dying and suffering avoidable severe long term physical health problems because they are struggling to access mainstream health services. Due to a lack of timely and appropriate interventions, these problems are compounded over many years, resulting in deteriorating health and the need for costly acute care and crisis care.

Fulfilling Lives in Islington and Camden (FLIC) are passionate about improving access to health care for those experiencing homelessness and are determined to make sure the issue of wound care is recognised and addressed.

In 2019-20, FLIC and Camden Health Improvement Practice (CHIP) worked together to deliver two projects that piloted targeted health interventions with homeless (or ex-homeless) people with significant unmet health needs. One of the Misunderstood and Overlooked pilot projects delivered a nurse-in-reach role across the Camden hostels pathways and the other delivered specialist wound-care interventions.

Take a look at the Misunderstood and Overlooked Webinar Recording – Visit

Take a look at the Misunderstood and Overlooked Webinar Q & A Document – Download

Take a look at the Misunderstood and Overlooked Report – Download 

This is not the end. There is still lots of work that needs to be done around wound care and promoting it as a commissioned service. Lots of pressing and important questions came out of the webinar, questions that currently divide opinion and require more than a sentence or two, so these are being processed and thought is being given to how they can be addressed appropriately. If you do have any pressing questions, you can contact Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, Dr Jemell Geraghty – jemell@vascularwoundcare.com

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