The Homeless Health Service offers comprehensive health assessment, appropriate treatment and stabilisation for people accessing services at Emmanuel House. The service is delivered by a team of specialist community nurses to determine urgent and ongoing care needs.

Following assessment the team provide the appropriate nursing interventions to address the current health needs of the service user and to identify any chronic conditions. Core services include:

  • Clinical assessment and observations of physical and mental health needs
  • Wound care (assessment and dressing inc’ leg ulcers/ compression bandaging)
  • Non-medical prescribing and medicines administration i.e. Pabrinex
  • Venepuncture
  • Pregnancy testing and contraception 
  • Mental Health identification and response (liaising with GP/ Crisis Team/ Probation/ social care/ Housing Aid etc. to support a holistic approach to care.

Professionals within the service act as a specialist resources, offering the following support to health and social care colleagues:

  • Offer specialist advice and support on issues affecting service users
  • Attend link meetings for health workers who work with temporarily housed citizens
  • Participate in the development with of local  homelessness strategies
  • Joint work with voluntary and statutory sector agencies

Days/hours of operation

The Homeless Health Service is available at Emmanuel House Support Centre between 10 am and 1pm, Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays.