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New funding announced for homeless healthcare projects

6th September 2013

A funding pot of ten million pounds to support projects aimed at improving healthcare standards for homeless people has been announced by the government.

Voluntary sector organisations will share this funding to support 52 projects that will help to ensure homeless people receive better help once they leave hospital, given that currently 70 per cent of these people are discharged without their housing or ongoing care needs being properly addressed.

Moreover, the cost of treating them in hospital is 85 million pounds – eight times higher than the average – meaning that improving standards in this area will lighten the burden placed on NHS resources.

The money will be spent on initiatives such as specialist training for hospital staff on the needs of homeless people and to make sure their care continues after discharge, as well as support for teams to help the homeless find accommodation that suits their health needs.

Public health minister Anna Soubry said the funding "will help stamp out the bad practice we know exists in some trusts when homeless people are discharged from hospital and ensure they have the support and care they need".ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801634660-ADNFCR

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