The following tool kits and information sheets have been produced by the WHHCP. As you will see several of the tool kits were produced when the WHHCP was run by St Mungo’s and were created in partnership with other organisations we identified as best practice; others have been updated since the project moved to Groundswell. Some of the tool kits suggested below are from other organisations and are examples of best practice.
- Homeless Link’s Mental capacity act tool kit & Mental Health Service interventions for people who sleep rough
- Homeless Link’s Safeguarding toolkits
- Palliative care training (developed by Marie Curie/ St Mungo’s and Pathway) is available at: http://www.homelesspalliativecare.com
A&E client information sheet
This is an example of good practice developed by Kings College. It should be filled out by staff in supported housing and given to ambulance crew when a client goes to hospital, with aim of reducing inappropriate hospital discharges and improve information sharing.
Check list if a client self-discharges from hospital
This document provides a check list of actions to take if a client self-discharges from hospital and returns to your service whilst possibly still unwell.
GP access action update
Too many people experiencing homelessness are wrongly turned away from GP surgeries. This document explains people’s rights when registering with a GP and can be printed as a takeaway guide.
Health treatment refusal form
This form can be used as a tool to encourage clients to accept health treatment (e.g. ambulance call out to hospital) and to document when treatment has been declined.
Smooth transitions guidance
This form can be used to reflect on best practice when transitioning clients to another service and to provide a handover of health information to a new service
COVID-19 vaccinations at your service
This document suggests possible methods to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at your service; including tips before a vaccination clinic, and relevant information needed after a vaccination.