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New e-learning on tackling homelessness now available

Hannah Denness, 22 September 2020
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A new elearning programme has been created to support the health and care workforce in tackling issues associated with homelessness.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the programme.

Tackling Homelessness aims to aid colleagues in understanding the health impacts of homelessness, identifying different forms of homelessness, gaining practical steps to making a referral and highlighting ways organisations can implement the duty effectively.

The programme offers two elearning sessions:
Session 1 – All our Health Homelessness: This session provides an overview of the topic of homelessness to equip health and care professionals with the evidence, data and resources they need to take action on homelessness in your professional practice.
Session 2 – Duty to Refer for Frontline NHS staff: This session describes the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 duty to refer and provides practical steps to identify people experiencing homelessness. This includes information on how to obtain consent to make a referral to a local housing authority and the steps front-line staff and managers can take to implement the duty to refer.

The following organisations were also involved in developing this elearning: Pathway, Homeless Link, Doctors of the World, Crisis, St Mungo’s, Shelter, Queen’s Nursing Institute.
For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit:

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