Addressing health inequalities in homeless children, young people and families learning resource and toolkit.
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Homeless Link and Win/Win Alliance are co-leading a Health and Wellbeing Alliance project involving eight other Alliance members as well as the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). Funded by Public Health England (PHE), the project will produce resources to help employers to embed good practice approaches supporting disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and/or people from protected characteristic groups towards, into and to stay in work.
Central to this work is developing an Employer Directory to highlight ‘national and local pathways to work’. This electronic Directory of employment support programmes will sit alongside a Pathways to Work toolkit for public sector employers and the voluntary and community sector.
As part of this project, we are issuing a Call for Evidence for examples of national and local employment support initiatives and “success stories” helping people towards, into and to stay in work. The good practice and success stories will be brought together as a Directory that will be shared with employers. The Call for Evidence will be open until Friday 19 October 2018 and can be downloaded here.
We have developed new resources for Public Health England, in partnership with the Young People’s Health Partnership, the Queen’s Nursing Institute, and a range of Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners. Launched on #WorldHomelessDay the learning resource and toolkit will enable health visitors and school nurses to identify and support homeless families and reduce health inequalities. These resources have been co-produced with homeless families, young homeless people, and nurse professionals. Read our new blog about the project to find out more.
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