Midlothian Homeless Pathway from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI)

Organisation : Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership
Grant Amount : £ 2,000

This project will develop and embed a new pathway for people attending ERI who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. People attending the ERI will be promptly and proactively contacted by homeless and/or health services in Midlothian. Homeless people are among the most disadvantaged in our society, with poorer health & lower life expectancy (national average age of death is 47 compared to 77) than those who lead more settled lives.NHS Lothian and Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership are committed to improve the health of homeless people and in the prevention of homelessness. Considering the needs of homeless people forms a key part of the Midlothian Strategic Commissioning Plan.This project will involve homeless people, NHS (acute & community), council and the voluntary sector in the development and implementation of a new pathway for Midlothian people attending ERI.

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