Our team consists of nurses and counsellors, with additional input from the Trust’s dentistry team as well as the podiatry team who provide walk-in clinics Monday to Friday.
The aim of this crucial service is to relieve suffering, provide public health screening, offer help and support with rehousing, return patient’s to mainstream services and remove the need to use accident and emergency for primary care.
If you see a person living on the street that you are concerned about please get in touch with us or contact Street Link.
The homeless health peripatetic nurse service in Hammersmith & Fulham provides clinics in The Old Theatre, Hope Gardens, The Coningham Assessment Centre and Edith Road; these clinics are for all of the residents of these four hostels.
The service also provides a drop-in clinic at The Market Lane Day Centre (Broadway Centre) on a Thursday morning, this is open to everyone, anybody who is street homeless is welcome to this clinic with any issue, no referrals required.
The service also deals with referrals to podiatry, dental, nutrition, physiotherapy and occupational therapy within the borough; together with liaison with GP service and local hospitals.
The nurse can be contacted by email or mobile (07515 338824) with questions from anyone who has concerns.
You can walk-in without an appointment to our podiatry clinics for homeless people in Hammersmith & Fulham run at the The Market Lane Day Centre (Broadway Centre).
The counselling part of the service provides 'Pre-treatment Therapy', which is increasingly drawing national and international interest. It consists of personality disorder (pd) informed counselling which takes into account the traumatic origins of single homeless people, their chaotic circumstances, trauma reactions, compromised 'mentalisation' and their need to self-medicate.
The homeless health counselling service enables people to move from an unstructured form of engagement to a more structured one at a rate which is sustainable for them, and which lays the foundation from which to engage constructively with the more structured approaches of mainstream services.
One to one individual and group counselling is available, in the format of drop in sessions, or appointment based sessions at: