LNNM Conference 2022

The London Network of Nurses and Midwives for Homelessness Group held it’s 6th conference on Friday 1st April

The conference theme was ‘Making Sense of Self Neglect’.

The event was held as St Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square and included an evening drink’s reception and an award ceremony.

Presentations from the event are available to download or watch here, and the award winners are outlined below.

Jane Cook, Chair LNNM – Initial Address – Conference slides 2022

Elaine Goodwin, Lead Nurse for Homeless and Inclusion Health, NHSE / I – Elaine Goodwin – An NHSE I perspective The Inclusion Health & Safeguarding agenda

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of Bedfordshire 

Mike Ward, Senior Consultant, Alcohol Change UK – Mike Ward – Safeguarding Vulnerable Dependent Drinkers

Dr Caroline Shulman and Dr Jasmin Malik Joint Healthy London Partnership London Homeless Health Programme Clinical Leads – LNNM Jasmin and Caroline slides 2

Dr Gillian Shorter, Co-Director of the Drug and Alcohol Research Network, Queens University Belfast – Gillian Shorter – Evaluation of Glasgow OPC

Prof Al Story, Clinical Lead of the pan-London UCLH Find & Treat Service – Al Story – NICE Guidance on Integrated Health & Social Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

Sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, the conference was a chance for London nurses and midwives and allied professionals working with people experiencing homelessness, to get together to learn, share practice, feed into future strategy, celebrate our work, and network with our colleagues. 

A formal report from the Focus Group session held at the conference will be available in May 2022.

LNNM Ab Fab Award Winners

The following individuals received awards for being ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ after being nominated by colleagues for their vital work during the year – we salute you!

Well done to you all!

  • Dr Dana Beale, GP, Great Chapel Street
  • Beryl Cross, Vaccine Case Worker at Groundswell.
  • Lucy Cook, Homeless Health Nurse Specialist, GSTT Health Inclusion Team
  • Mhonh Bancyr de Angeli, Case Worker, Groundswell
  • Pawel Zabielski, Service Manager, Ollalo House
  • Bromley Homeless Volunteer Team
  • Rosa Ungpakorn, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Westminster Homeless Health Team
  • Kirit Sehmbi, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, GSTT Health inclusion Team
  • Chris Torry, LNNM Network Development Manager
  • Gill Taylor, Strategic Lead for Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in Haringey
  • Professor Andrew Hayward, Director of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Events

We hold a range of events focussed on support and learning for inclusion health professionals. We also hold a yearly conference, and a network meeting every other month.

Our network meetings often include specialist speakers, and are an opportunity to check in, catch up and share experiences of our work. 

Our events and meetings are currently all online due to COVID-19.

Resources

Our website contains a range of inclusion health resources.

News

BLOG: The government have committed to make it directly illegal for landlords or agents to have blanket bans on renting to people who receive benefits – as well as families with children.

It's one (huge) step closer to ending income discrimination.
http://shltr.org.uk/j8t

The six shortlisted projects (in alphabetical order) are:

⭐Camden CAPP
⭐Greenwich Winter Night Shelter
⭐Pathway
⭐Providence Row
⭐Riverside
⭐Thames Reach

#LondonHomelessnessAwards #LHA2022 https://twitter.com/LHAwards1/status/1539999241103360008

Well done to all those shortlisted. Such a great award that helps profile great practice in homelessness in London @LHAwards1

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