Cornwall Homeless Discharge partnership project

Author:
HOUSING LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT NETWORK
Publisher:
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
6
Place of publication:
London

A case study of the Homeless Discharge project, which developed a county-wide multi-agency protocol to reduce the number of delayed discharges from hospital due to housing need, reduce the number of patients discharged to no fixed address or inappropriate housing, and improve the health and reduce inequality for the homeless. The project employed a key worker to provide housing advice and support to people who were homeless or in unsuitable housing at the point of admission. Since October 2015 the project has resulted in the discharge of over 170 patients with a support plan and over 75 into secure and suitable accommodation. This has produced a cost saving of £280,500 across the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trusts between 2014 and 2015. The case study provides two examples to highlight the positive impact of the service. Partners involved in the project include Shelter, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Homeless Link, Public Health Cornwall, Mental Health, Cornwall Housing, St Petrocs and Coastline Housing. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
homelessness, hospital discharge, discharge planning, interagency cooperation, case studies, homeless people, housing conditions, keyworkers;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
England
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Series name:
Housing LIN case study
Series no:
133

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