#HealthNow Greater Manchester

In Manchester, housing charity Shelter will be delivering #HealthNow. This will involve managing the local Homeless Health Peer Advocacy (HHPA) service and overseeing the local #HealthNow alliance across Greater Manchester.

Caroline Allison (pictured) is Greater Manchester’s #HealthNow Coordinator. She says:

“I’m really proud to be part of this partnership project between Groundswell, Shelter and Crisis to reduce health inequalities for people experiencing homelessness. I’m eager to learn from Groundswell’s experience of peer research and HHPA in London. I think the project is exciting, new, collaborative, timely and I can’t wait to get started.”

Caroline’s top priorities as she kicks off #HealthNow Greater Manchester are:

  • Making sure the project is co-produced from the get go
  • Getting out across Greater Manchester to get to know the people and the services
  • Setting up the local #HealthNow alliance in Greater Manchester; ensuring the right people are around the table
  • Facilitating the peer research work within Greater Manchester
  • Working as a #HealthNow team; sharing experiences and learning with #HealthNow in Birmingham, Newcastle and London

If you are based in Greater Manchester and have experience of homelessness, or work within the homelessness or health sectors, Caroline would love to hear from you to see how you can be involved in #HealthNow. Drop her an email: Caroline­­_Allison@shelter.org.uk 


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