Groundswell wins Homeless Link ‘Excellence Award’

Groundswell Timeline / 2019

In June 2019 Groundswell won a Homeless Link ‘Excellence Award’ in the ‘Communicating for Change’ category. The award was for the ‘my right to healthcare’ cards – where they were praised for using communications to change behaviours and improve lives. The award prize was a film made about Groundswell and the healthcare cards, view the film here.

The healthcare cards were initially created in partnership with Healthy London Partnership, after research revealed one of the key barriers people who are homeless face to getting healthcare is registering and making use of a GP practice. The cards are distributed to homelessness and health services across London, using language that reinforces people’s rights to healthcare and right to register with a GP. Many cities have replicated the cards, and in December 2019 NHS England and Improvement committed to rolling these cards out nationally.