Due to the cost-of-living crisis, we are hearing more stories about homelessness and the impact this is having for employers and employees. In response to a growing problem within the trust’s workforce, Jeff Bryan, inclusion and wellbeing manager at University Hospitals Birmingham, has worked with the local community as well as creating a policy to support staff experiencing homelessness. In the video we hear from Jeff and Sally Lawson, head of inclusion and wellbeing, University Hospitals Birmingham about the issue, why it is so important to support staff and the positive impact of the work they are doing.
Contact for trust
Jeff Bryan, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, University Hospitals Birmingham, email@example.com
Resources to support staff
Recruiting people with experience of homelessness toolkit - This toolkit contains advice, tools and resources to support health and social care organisations to recruit people who have experienced homelessness into the workforce, to support them to stay in their roles and become an asset to the organisation.
Shelter - Shelter believes everyone should have a home. More than one million people a year come to them for advice and support.
Doorstep - Doorstep offer housing and support to young people, aged 16 to 25 years old, who are experiencing homelessness or poor housing in North East Lincolnshire.
Crisis – Crisis are the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. They help people out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.
- Inclusion health: tackling the extreme end of health inequalities - Integrating services is key to improving experiences for people in inclusion health groups and for the health and care system as a whole.
- A national framework for NHS – action on inclusion health - Use this framework to plan, develop and improve health services to meet the needs of people in inclusion health groups.
- How does housing influence our health - This briefing sets out how NHS organisations across Wales are addressing the impact poor quality housing can have on people’s health and wellbeing.