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Homeless Link – Hepatitis C
Homeless Link are holding online training for frontline workers around Hepatitis C.
This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of Hepatitis C and how to support people accessing homelessness services to be tested and treated.
You will also have a chance to hear about the Hepatitis C Trust and their national peer-led outreach work.
The free webinar is aimed at frontline workers and managers in the homelessness and supported housing sector.
It will be held on Thursday 12 March, from 1pm to 2pm.
Please book your place here.
NCVO – Social Prescribing
The NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations) has a wide-ranging training programme, mostly offered in London, which is unfortunate. However, there is an upcoming online training event next week that might be of interest:
17 March – 11amSocial prescribing enables a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional to refer someone to a specialist link worker to talk about the social, emotional or practical issues they are facing. The link worker works with that person to find and access support, often in the voluntary and community sector, that could improve their wellbeing. This support could be anything from a walking group to advice services.We know that a range of people experience barriers to accessing health services, and they often also experience exclusion in communities. In this webinar we will discuss how we can ensure that the expansion of social prescribing tackles rather than reinforces inequality and exclusion.We will hear from speakers from the health system and voluntary sector, addressing the following points.
There will be time for discussion, and for you to ask questions and share your experiences.
- The potential of social prescribing to tackle inequality and exclusion
- Examples of inclusive social prescribing models, highlighting learning for the voluntary and health sectors
- Opportunities and challenges to making the NHS expansion of social prescribing inclusive