Homeless/Housing Outreach Project Coordinator
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital/City Reach Health Services
Michael Emeney – Homeless/Housing Outreach Project (HHOP) Coordinator. I have been involved with the discharge of vulnerable patients within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for the past 14 years. Firstly working for the British Red Cross and then as an NHS employee for the last 6 years.
Within this time I have specialised in homelessness and its impact on a patient’s discharge and to educate staff in regard to the impact of homelessness on patients.
Since January 2017 I have coordinated HHOP, in partnership with City Reach Health Services, to further enhance better working practices for homeless patients. It has been during this time that I have worked with the Expert by Experience initiative and with continuing pressure on statutory services I feel this is the time to work practically with, to date, an underutilised group with decades worth of experience.