Accessible info for people experiencing homelessness and frontline workers
Video for frontline workers
The film aims to share experiences of ‘what works’ when rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness.
It’s based on frontline homelessness and health team workers’ experiences, and feedback from people with experience of homelessness.
Our short guide outlines communications advice and practical steps for supporting people in your service to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Short accessible guides for people experiencing homelessness
Made in collaboration with people with experience of homelessness, and medical professionals.
We can print and send these leaflets to your service for FREE.
Other useful resources
- Public Health England have created a series of short videos to explain the vaccine and answer questions; you can view them on their YouTube channel.
- Doctors and Nurses from NHS England & NHS Improvement London have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages in the capital about the COVID-19 vaccine. View these here.
- The BME Health Forum have created vaccine information videos in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Pushto, Tamil, Turkish, Gujurati, Urdu, Punjabi , Sylheti and Somali. View these here.
GP Registration and access
‘How to guide’ to help those supporting people impacted by homelessness to register with a GP
GP registration is always important as a gateway into the health system; it is particularly important to ensure people can access the COVID-19 vaccine. It is likely that people who aren’t registered with a GP will be excluded from the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan; this will vary across the country. View the ‘how to guide’ here.
NHS campaign to encourage GP access for all
Since 2016 Groundswell and the Healthy London partnership have been working together to promote GP registration and access for people who are homeless across London through our ‘my right to healthcare’ card campaign.
As GP registration is highlighted as an important factor in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine, NHS England and Improvement have launched a campaign based on Groundswell’s cards, reinforcing that the NHS is open to all and everyone is welcome to access a GP.