David David PowerPoint presentation by Helen Knight Verity by ewghwehws

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PowerPoint presentation by:

Helen Knight
Verity Burch
Lesley Downes
Jacqui Hill
Physical and psychological
consequences of homelessness

• David, 27, sleeping rough
• Neglect of self-care: malnutrition, poor clothing,
    exposure to cold, poor condition of feet etc
•   Vulnerable to abuse
•   Lack of support network
•   Implications of mental health problems
•   Verbally abusive/threatening
•   Distrustful
•   History of alcohol abuse
Involvement of Multidisciplinary Team

• A&E and hospital team as first point of contact
• Social Services (housing/benefits issues)
• Psychologist/Mental Health team (Mental Health
  assessment)
• Podiatrist
• Social Worker
• Nutritionist
• Occupational Therapist
Future Strategies involving MDT

SHORT TERM
• Addressing physical needs: housing, nutrition, problems with feet,
  general wellbeing and aspects of self-care
• Assessment of mental health needs

MEDIUM TERM
• Setting up support network
• Habituation
• Socialising (day centres etc)

LONG TERM
• Learning new skills/activities to facilitate gainful employment
• Ongoing input from mental health professionals
• Ongoing input from social worker
Other Agencies

• Shelter- Experience in helping people with housing needs and/or
  issues. Helping people to find and keep the right home
• Big Issue- Enables the homeless to earn an income through
  opportunities
• Exeter Homeless Action Group (HAGS)- Drop-in advice centre
  providing information regarding resettlement support
• Homeless Link- Opportunities for older homeless people under
  supporting people – provides many opportunities to improve
  housing and support services for vulnerable older homeless people

								
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