On Wednesday 8th September, the Healthwatch Stockport team received training from homeless Friendly a helpful organisation based in Manchester that helps organisations beware of the issues and stigma around homelessness.
Gail Sutcliffe who led the training was brilliant and had this to say "Healthwatch Stockport are Homeless Friendly, they help to get the best out of Stockport's local health & social care. Healthwatch enable peoples voices to be heard & are keen to learn about offering support to people who are homeless #healthcarematters"
About the scheme
The Homeless-Friendly programme encourages and rewards organisations who treat the homeless community with dignity, compassion and respect.
- Training their staff to recognise the needs of homeless people
- Developing homeless-friendly policies and procedures
- Encouraging partners and their wider community to become homeless-friendly
- Making health and social care services more accessible to homeless people
Join the scheme
Join Homeless Friendly and the organisations that have already commited to Homeless-Friendly to ensure that everyone within our society is valued - including those without a permanent address.