Homelessness, Social Exclusion and Health Inequalities: Reducing Readmissions, Improving Discharge and Support

Homelessness, Social Exclusion and Health Inequalities: Reducing Readmissions, Improving Discharge and Support
Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th March 2014
ILEC Conference Centre, Hotel Ibis, London Earls Court, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD

Top Panel Speakers Include

Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health


Professor Steve Field CBE, Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission (CQC); Deputy National Medical Director, Health Inequalities; Chairman, National Inclusion Health Board; and General Practitioner at Bellevue Medical Centre, Birmingham  

Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 

Professor Graham Watt, Professor of General Practice, University of Glasgow and Co-ordinator, General Practitioners at the Deep End Transforming primary care – the experience of Scottish GPs in deprived areas

Dalma Fabian, Policy Officer, European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless - Tackling exclusion / improving health – lessons from TB initiatives

Professor Stephen W Hwang, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto - Epidemiology of homelessness and exclusion


and more

Hot Issues Addressed

This international symposium and professional improvement programme will
  • Share the latest evidence and trends from the UK and beyond
  • Improve Hospital Discharge approaches
  • Showcase services delivering real change
  • Identify emerging learning from innovation, including new projects recently funded by the Department of Health
  • Highlight innovative Primary care and integrated person-centred solutions
  • Demonstrate the Impacts on acute, accident and emergency and other health services of failure to meet homeless people’s needs
  • Identify the Emerging patterns of health impacts from recession and social exclusion
  • Working with and learning from integrated solutions with local government
  • Look at issues and solutions around alcohol and drug misuse
  • Consider effective ways of working with Housing and Social Care to reduce readmission and promote recovery
  • Longterm lessons and insights from 1980 recession – living with the consequences
  • Hidden homelessness, migration, travellers, overcrowding and the health impacts
  • Equality and social inclusion insights for policy and practice
  • Working with health, housing and social care professionals in Local Government
  • New opportunities for partnership across sectors
Bursary Places Available
Free and subsidised Bursary places are available for delegates who would like to attend this conference from health local government and service users. ( We would particularly encourage service user applications).

Pathway and NSA are working with a number of agencies to expand this programme.


NHS England are providing generous funding support for frontline staff and users of services to attend the conference. Those engaged with “lived experience volunteers” will have an advantage.


Free and partial bursaries places are available. Send your details and a short summary of your role, to apply.


Crisis are providing support for colleagues working with frontline staff working with the homeless.


Homeless link are providing support for bursaries focussed on finding solutions in the housing systems.

Colleagues from front line settings will be given priority.
Please go to the Register page and select Bursary Place Application. We will ask you to summarise in no more than 1,000 characters why you are applying for a bursary, and what you or your organisation will do with the learning and the digital material from the symposium.
We will contact you and let you know if you have been successful.

Application Close on 14th February.
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