QNIS provides secretariat support for a network of nurses as part of the Scottish Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health. This page will operate as a hub for the nurses network, providing information on future and previous meetings, links to any new policy for homeless and inclusion health and any other relevant information.
To join the Nurses Network, contact Fiona.Fitheridge@qnis.org.uk.
The Scottish Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health is supported by NHS Health Scotland. This is a branch of a UK-wide network which aims to support practitioners involved in health care for homeless people and other excluded groups, including Gypsy/Travellers, vulnerable migrants and sex workers. Membership of the Faculty is free and open to anyone working in or interested in the field of inclusion health, including those with lived experience of exclusion. The aim is to improve the quality of health care for homeless people and other excluded groups. The Faculty does this by sharing good practice and knowledge, fostering peer support, and creating opportunities for professional development. To join the Scottish Faculty, sign up on the Pathway website and check the box marked Scotland under local meetings.
Homeless and Inclusion Health – Network for Nurses meetings:
Following on from the very successful health and homelessness conference last March, we would like to invite you to join us again at this year’s event on Tuesday 28th March at Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh.
The conference brought together stakeholders from health boards, local authorities, social housing providers and the third sector to develop our understanding of how professionals in both housing and health can work together to improve outcomes for those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.
Speakers included Sir Harry Burns, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Strathclyde and Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland.
Presentations will be provided when available.
Shelter Scotland welcomed speakers from across the UK to talk about a variety of topics relating to our current campaign, Far From Fixed.
Shelter Scotland is campaigning for a national action plan to deal with these new pressures and maintain the world leading homelessness response Scotland has pioneered. A new strategy should be co-produced with stakeholders across the sector, and this conference brings together professionals and individuals from across the public and voluntary sector to consider the priorities, including complex needs homelessness and temporary accommodation.
The event was chaired by Ewan Aitken, CEO of Cyrenians.
- Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities
- Jennie Bibbings (Campaigns Manager, Shelter Cymru)
- Nicola McCrudden (Director, Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland)
- Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland
Further information on Homeless and Inclusion Health
QNIS Catalysts for Change Project – Moving On: From homelessness care services to community networks
Further information about health and homelessness can be found on Health Scotland’s website.
Third Force News – 23 Jan 2017 – World leading centre for homelessness could be built in Scotland.