Listening to Homeless People

Groundswell Timeline / 2004

Elizabeth Manero, then Chief Executive of London Health (now Healthlink) commissioned Groundswell to research and produce this project with homeless and ex-homeless people.

This project responded to a need for better health services for homeless people. It explored how homeless people were being treated when they accessed hospitals and A&E. The project led to two pathways for homeless people to go through Accident and Emergency – rough sleepers and people experiencing other types of homelessness.

This was an important moment in Groundswell’s history. It was the catalyst for Groundswell to become involved in health and to research and explore how homeless people were treated in medical settings. It also represented a move towards the Peer Advocate approach which is now fundamental to Groundswell’s work and saves lives.

“One meeting lasted four years!”
Jimmy Carlson OBE

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