Homeless Friendly on That’s TV Manchester

Founder of Homeless Friendly Dr Zahid Chauhan speaks with That’s TV Manchester to give an update on what Homeless Friendly on how the scheme has grown over the last year.

Homeless Friendly

Homeless Friendly reflects on it's first year in action

Slået op af That's TV Manchester i Onsdag den 3. oktober 2018

Street Support working together with Homeless Friendly

Homeless Friendly are working in partnership with Street Support.  

streetsupport.net provide information for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and also information for professionals, providing an up to date list of all local services. People can look at lists of what they need near any postcode under the ‘Find Help‘ section, including drop ins, meals, health, advice and more. We are also signposting to what members of the public can do to ‘Give Help‘ which will include for the new winter provision.

This medical centre has become one of the first in the UK to commit to treating homeless patients

A GP practice in Heywood has become one of the first in the country to pledge to provide care for the homeless.

The Hopwood Medical Centre on Walton Street has agreed to become Homeless-Friendly, which means that all patients receive quality treatment regardless of whether or not they have a permanent address.

It comes after rough sleepers in some parts of the country reported they were being refused medical attention because they couldn’t prove residency.

Launched last year by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and created by national health campaigner Dr Zahid Chauhan, the programme encourages surgeries to treat those sleeping on the streets with compassion and also help them access housing, training and addiction services.

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