Pathway was set up to improve the level of healthcare that homeless people receive and make sure the NHS plays its part in helping them get back on their feet again. When a homeless person is admitted to a hospital that has a specialist Pathway team, they get help talking to the medical teams, receive clean clothes, and gain intense support to set up and agree a plan with them for when they leave hospital. For the most needy patients, Pathway teams continue this support after they have left hospital, encouraging them to engage with services and make the most of the help that is out there – to stay on a new pathway. The benefits of this are huge, relieving strain on the NHS and other public services by helping more homeless people in crisis get the right medical support and begin a new chapter in life.
To find out more, please visit Pathway.org.uk