Who can use this service?
Anyone who is homeless and receiving treatment the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Referrals are made within the hospital.
Our Homeless Hospital Discharge project delivers housing advice and support to homeless patients as they discharged from hospital.
Our workers are on available 10am to 6pm daily, supporting anyone at risk of being discharged to homelessness. These workers will contact patients, undertake assessments of need and work to find appropriate housing.
It is estimated that homeless people attend A&E up to six times more than people with a home. Currently 70% of homeless people are discharged from hospital without their housing or on-going care needs being suitably addressed. The Hospital Outreach Workers will ensure patients are linked into primary care services, helping ensure appropriate follow up care, in order to reduce future hospital admissions.