A co-production project that harnesses the ideas and experiences of people with lived experience of homelessness to improve homeless health services.
The project is funded by Health Foundation and run by a partnership of Brighton-based organisations including Arch Healthcare, Justlife, University of Brighton, Brighton & Hove CCG, and Brighton and Hove City Council Public Health Department.
By bringing together people who have experienced homelessness, homeless health services, housing services, charities, and commissioners, this project aims to:
As part of world homeless day on Monday 10th October, people with lived experience of homelessness have been discussing misconceptions and realities of homelessness, watch this space for further work from the group.
Co-production is a way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and communities in equal partnership...Co-production acknowledges that people with ‘lived experience’ of a particular condition are often best placed to advise on what support and services will make a positive difference to their lives.NHS England and NHS Improvement and Coalition for Personalised Care – A co-production Model
The group and project is something I really enjoy. It's a chance to change things. I like doing things together as a group to make change. Sometimes I’ve been pushed into things that I haven’t enjoyed but this is something I have chosen to do and it feels like we are on the right track! I’m taking the lead in small groups and coming forward to do things which I didn’t before. I’m loving it!Steering Group Member