Symposium: Homeless and Inclusion Health: supported by NHS England

Homeless and Inclusion Health: supported by NHS England

The UK Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health’s annual symposium on health, homelessness and multiple exclusion takes place in London on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March 2016.

The symposium is developed by Pathway (the homeless health charity) and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health with support from the Health Foundation, NHS England and partners.

This is the fourth symposium and study days bringing together the latest in evidence and best practice from around Europe in health and public services.





Programme Overview 2016

Focus on mental health, including the latest thinking on Psychologically Informed Environment, trauma-based interventions, and recovery Focus on homeless children and families, offering both academic and practical service-based perspectives Examples of the impact of truly person-centred, integrated service delivery Sessions on addressing challenging health issues – from psychoactive substances, to blood-borne viruses, to multi-morbidity Lessons from leading-edge approaches to involving and being influenced by Experts by Experience Transferable learning from exclusion health for the wider health and care system Practical approaches to increasing accessibility and relevance of services and reducing health inequalities As well as the latest reports and lessons from Pathway teams and international insights


The content will update professionals on specific themes identified by Faculty members over the last year and explore the development of the UK “Inclusion Health” programme.


These include:

Faculty of Homeless and Inclusion Health: Pathway Programme Inclusion Health: defining a new discipline How can health and local government services identify the most vulnerable?

The balance between specialist and mainstream healthcare provision of the most excluded Processes of exclusion – can health services reform?

How can we reduce premature mortality at the extremes?

Set the research agenda for homelessness and health New health commissioning models for homeless and excluded groups Defining education and training needs for clinicians who work with homeless and other severely excluded groups Identifying new service models or health service responses that work Considering homeless people’s health issues and those of other severely excluded groups in the wider context of health inequalities in British society Professionals from health and care and people with personal experience of homelessness and service delivery will play a leading role in the programmes.

European speakers bring experience from other urban health and public systems and the lessons that can be learned.

Chaired by: Mark Easton Home Editor, BBC

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, and co-author of the international best seller ‘The spirit level: why more equal societies almost always do better’

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity and author of newly published ‘The Health Gap’.

Other Speakers Include:

Dr Amanda Stafford: Emergency Medicine Consultant, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia

Dr Adrian McLachlan: Chair, Lambeth CCG

Professor Dennis P Culhane: The Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy, SP2, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Professor Jane Dacre: President, Royal College of Physicians

Dr Nigel Hewett OBE: Medical Director, Pathway

Duncan Selbie: Chief Executive, Public Health England

Dr Al Story: Clinical Lead, London Find and Treat Service, UCLH

The symposium is also streamed live with the presentations then available on demand, creating a unique video library of professional development material for professionals working in this fast developing area of expertise in health and social services.

2015 delegates said:

“A privilege to be surrounded by so many people who have given their careers to such a fantastic cause.  Really humbling to talk to the experts by experience”  (Rose Glennerster, BSMS Medical School)

“Opened my eyes, challenged my thinking and inspired me.” (Leigh Andrews, City of London)

“Excellent, thought-provoking, good balance of session, lots of useful research.”  (Janet John, NE Suffolk CAB)

The leading annual symposium for homeless health and inclusion, this event is traditionally oversubscribed so book your places now!

Register here:

Website here

For further information, contact Katrina Wright on 0207 324 4330 or or see the website

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