Hope in the Deep End

Hope in the Deep End - Supporting Homeless Families in Oldham, Greater Manchester

February 08, 2023 Shared Health Season 1 Episode 1
Hope in the Deep End
Hope in the Deep End - Supporting Homeless Families in Oldham, Greater Manchester
Show Notes

Welcome to our podcast 'Hope in the Deep End', brought to you by the Shared Health Foundation.

In this podcast series we are exploring all the different complexities of working in areas of deprivation, poverty and entrenched health inequalities. From clinicians to youth workers, we want to inspire, challenge and give inspiration to all those that work in the deep end.

In this episode we meet Angie and Matt, who are Focused Care Practitioners in Oldham. There are over 120,000 homeless children in England alone, many are part of a single parent household who face multiple barriers to health, housing and education. These households get placed in various forms of homeless accommodation including B&Bs, Hostels and Temporary Accommodation. 

Focused Care works to make the invisible patient, visible. By working under a flexible remit and time elastic support service, Focused Care is able to unpick the problems behind the problems, remove barriers of social injustice and bring hope to the most difficult and traumatic situations.

For more information on our Homeless Families project click here.
To read our our joint report from the APPG on Temporary Accommodation with Justlife, check out our website here.

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