Tackling homelessness in response to the rising cost of living

In this video from University Hospitals Birmingham we hear how the trust is supporting staff in response to incidences of homelessness.

1 December 2023

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

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Jeff Bryan, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, University Hospitals Birmingham,

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.

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