Coronavirus advice for people experiencing homelessness

Groundswell have developed resources to support people experiencing homelessness during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Our latest guide on ‘Lockdown 2’ in England

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    Working with our volunteers – people who have slept The front cover of the coronavirus advice for people in hostels or temporary accommodationrough and those residing in hostels and temporary accommodation and our #Healthnow partners – Groundswell has produced  resources for helping those who are homeless during the coronavirus pandemic.

    These guides are based on current guidance from the NHS England, Public Health England and the Department for Work and Pensions; with messaging adapted so people who are homeless can apply it to their current situation. The guidance has had clinical approval.

    We will be updating these documents as frequently as possible as guidance changes. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed and sign up to our #HealthNow newsletter to stay updated. 

    These guides are designed to be printed on a standard A4 printer and can be folded down into a booklet. They can be printed in black and white. Please print these and distribute to people experiencing homelessness.

    Access all our guides online, download as PDF’s to view or print:

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    Coronavirus advice for people who are sleeping rough

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    Coronavirus advice for people who are in shared accommodation

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    Advice on accessing and managing benefits during COVID-19

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    Advice for people dependent on drugs during COVID-19

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    Advice for people dependent on alcohol during COVID-19

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    Advice for managing your well-being during COVID-19

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    Registering with a GP during COVID-19

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    Translated versions will be available through the Healthy London Partnership

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    GP Preventive Care: screening and vaccinations

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    Translated versions will be available through the Healthy London Partnership

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    Safer sex and contraception

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    Protecting yourself from the flu – the flu vaccine

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      In collaboration with Groundswell, the Pavement have produced a magazine on ‘Health & Wellbeing in a crisis’:

      Front cover of the Health & Wellbeing in a crisis Pavement magazine

      We have produced a podcast summarising the key advice and messages for people who are homeless. This podcast, along with Groundswell’s other podcasts can be found on sites including Anchor, Spotify and Google Podcasts – search ‘Groundswell’ and subscribe for free.

       

       

      In addition to producing specific advice for people who are homeless during the coronavirus pandemic,in collaboration with our #HealthNow partners we have also developed resources to support local task force planning for COVID-19 response for people who are experiencing homelessness. View our ‘Listen Up!’ resources and find out more here.

      We know that planning and response to coronavirus is moving quickly and we will be updating these documents based on national guidance, feedback from partners and our ongoing consultation with people who are experiencing homelessness.

      You can read Groundswell’s full response to the coronavirus in a letter from Chief Executive Steven here

      We appreciate comments and feedback on the materials we have produced. Share your views by contacting us on Twitter @itsGroundswell or by emailing info@groundswell.org.uk.

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