We provide individual support to vulnerable homeless adults. We offer medical and psycho-social support and timely, open and honest discussions to help our patients make their own decisions.
Our patients may be street homeless, living in tents or staying in temporary accommodation or sofa surfing. They may have had a failed tenancy in the past or are struggling to maintain a current one. They may have been held against their own will or be at risk from another individual or groups of individuals.
We visit victims of domestic violence, women who are sex working, vulnerable migrants or people coming into Leeds from another part of the UK who have no place to stay on discharge from hospital. They may have an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol or require support with a disability or a long term condition.
Our staff visit patients in hospital and at St George’s Crypt – a homeless charity supporting people living on the streets into accommodation. They support and help facilitate good discharge planning and ongoing care. This also includes working in partnership with medical teams, prescribing for those with addictions and encouraging engagement/admission.
We receive referrals directly from health professionals and other partner organisations, these include:
- Hospital wards
- Forward Leeds Hospital In-reach Team
- Other partner organisations such as Street Outreach Team, Basis, Joanna Project, St George's Crypt