Building and Evidencing Community Asset Partnerships in Housing and Health to Address Health Disparities in North East and North Cumbria.
Project lead: Professor Monique Lhussier.
Supported by: Professor Eileen Kaner
Funder: UKRI – read more
This project work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
Working with housing services, NHS providers, charities and community groups, people from across the North East and North Cumbria who have experienced periods of homelessness, will be recruited as experts by experience to guide aspects of the research, led by Professor Monique Lhussier.
The objectives of the nine-month project include the creation of a virtual directory which will map the services and options available for those facing homelessness and associated complex social and healthcare needs as well as being available to the service providers to further develop integrated ways of working.
Information gathered during the research will also be used to build on the existing model of the Joseph Cowen Health Centre in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, which is operated by one of the project partners, Tyne Housing. With support from the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board and Newcastle City Council, the centre operates as a health and wellbeing drop-in service for people experiencing homelessness in the city.
Stakeholders from across the North East and North Cumbria will be invited to take part in workshops during the research project.
The research, Building and Evidencing Community Asset Partnerships in Housing and Health to Address Health Disparities in North East and North Cumbria, is one of a wave of projects which form part of a £26 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) investment, aimed at using existing local resources to create a fairer and healthier society.