Homelessness, Housing and Access to Healthcare

Join Medact Oxford to discuss issues surrounding Homelessness, Housing and Access to Healthcare in the city and beyond. Hear from a panel of expert speakers in the field and connect with healthcare professionals from across the city to explore what role health workers can play in ensuring that homeless and vulnerably housed people can access healthcare.

The event will be in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Corridor, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU.

Speakers include:

  • Robin Schafer, GP from Luther Street Medical Centre – An award-winning GP surgery providing healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Oxford City
  • Alex Bax, Chief Executive of Pathway – A homeless healthcare charity which helps to integrate NHS services, bringing together teams of NHS, local authority and voluntary sector professionals to improve healthcare for homeless people
  •  Mark Thompson – CEO Connection Support –  An organisation to help people facing complex life challenges including homelessness. It is engaged with the council Trailblazers programme to tackle the causes of homelessness and employs the embedded housing workers working in the trust.
  • Dave Scholes, Housing Needs Manager at Oxford City Council

Our panel will be chaired by Nicola Brimblecombe – Senior research at LSE with interests in unpaid care, youth mental health, health inequalities, children’s and young people’s services and homelessness

This event is free and refreshments will be provided. Please register using the form below:


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