Publish date: 13 July 2022

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Lauren Martin – project lead, Lucy Carew - clinical nurse specialist, Jubily Begum - administrator, Selene Akpinar - senior staff nurse

A healthcare project aimed at homeless people and delivered by UCLH has been specially commended in this year’s London Homelessness Awards. 

The Camden Adult Pathway Partnership (CAPP) provides outreach nurse-led physical health interventions to vulnerable single homeless people living across 15 supported housing services in Camden.

CAPP is managed by a clinical coordinator and two nurses who provide health services to residents, including health needs assessments, vital signs, blood tests, referrals to other providers, and support with navigating the health sector.

It is delivered by UCLH and jointly funded by the London Borough of Camden and North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (NCL CCG). 

The Pathway Partnership Programme, based on work pioneered at UCLH in 2009, was among the three winners, as were Greenwich Winter Night Shelter and Thames Reach Deptford Reach. They will share cash prizes totalling £60,000, and were selected from more than 30 applications. The allocation of the prize money (first prize, £30,000, second, £20,000 and third £10,000), will be revealed at a special event at the Union Chapel on the 12th October, presented by Deputy Mayor Tom Copley.

As well as CAPP, the other two projects particularly commended for making a special contribution to helping combat homelessness in London were Providence Row Outreach Psychotherapy and Riverside Street Buddies.

Margaret Malcolm works with the London Housing Foundation and assessed all of the applicants. She said: “With a strong field of over 30 applicants, each of these projects did well to get to the last six and are doing excellent work.

“The presentations and stories they told were very powerful. The winners all provide high quality services to a wide range of clients and showcase just how vibrant and innovative the homelessness sector in London continues to be.”

UCLH medical director Charles House said: “UCLH is justly very proud of the team which works with homeless people in our community and beyond to deliver homeless healthcare in an innovative way. Their work is challenging but important and lies at the heart of the UCLH values. UCLH has a proud history in providing healthcare interventions focused on improving outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. The CAPP team deserve the praise and acknowledgement which comes from being commended in these awards.”

More details about the London Homelessness Awards can be found at www.lhawards.org.uk

More information about the partnership can be found in UCLH magazine