Healthcare for Homeless Families

The day featured a range of diverse speakers, including case studies from nurses of good practice, and workshops on safeguarding, integrated care and education & policy. The keynote speaker was Public Health England’s national lead nurse for children, young people and families and QNI Fellow, Wendy Nicholson.

The day was organised in response to evidence that the number of families becoming homeless has risen significantly. Conversations between the QNI and Specialist Health Visitors for Homeless Families revealed they felt families faced more difficulties than ten years ago, and that there was less funding available for a holistic multi-agency response.


There’s no place like home – tackling the health and wellbeing of homeless families
Wendy Nicholson, National Lead Nurse: Children, Young People and Families, Public Health England, QNI fellow

Strengthening the nursing role in reducing the impact of intimate partner violence on children and families
Maria Clark, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Birmingham

Case Study 1 – Caring for homeless families in Leicester
Maxine Jenkins QN, Specialist Health Visitor – Homeless Families, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Case Study 2 – Caring for homeless families in Wolverhampton
Trudi Law QN, Specialist Health Visitor for Vulnerable Families, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust

Case Study 3 – Homelessness, pregnancy and childbirth
Suzanne Reynolds, Specialist midwife for homeless, migrant and asylum seeking pregnant women, Heart of England

Education and Policy Workshop
Lucy Pedrick, Policy Officer, National Housing Federation





Event details

Date and time

17 March 2017
10am - 5pm


ETC Venues
Maple House
150 Corporation Street
B4 6TB

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