Nurses continue to help homeless thanks to funding - The Leamington Observer

Nurses continue to help homeless thanks to funding

Leamington Editorial 24th Feb, 2020 Updated: 24th Feb, 2020   0

DEDICATED nurses will continue to work with homeless people in Warwickshire.

Further funding has been awarded to support rough sleepers across the county until 2021.

Two dedicated physical health nurses, initially funded for three months, will continue to help rough sleepers to access primary care services.

They have also set up drop in clinics in local hostels.




County health spokesman Coun Les Caborn said: “Physical health remains one of the biggest challenges with those who are homeless due to health inequalities with the average age of death for homeless men in the UK at 44 and 42 for women, compared to 76 and 81 years in the general population.

“I am hopeful that this funding will enable our team to provide the additional health and well being support those who are homeless desperately need.”


Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/homelessness for more information on support in the county.

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