Making health and social care services work better, for everyone

We have launched our first Rights to Access Project!

Rights to Access (or RAP for short) is going to be a series of projects helping people with their rights to access Healthcare. Our first project, focusing on Homelessness and access to Primary Care treatment, was created as a result of the engagement work we did across the County talking to homeless agencies, homeless individuals, and from reports about homelessness within Warwickshire.

Levels of rough sleeping in Warwickshire have estimated to have increased since 2016. However, homelessness isn’t just rough sleepers, it is defined as not having a home. You are homeless if you have nowhere to stay and are living on the streets, but you can also be homeless even if you have a roof over your head, for example: sofa surfing, squatting, or individuals who are fleeing violence, these are known as the hidden homeless.

For the project we have produced cards to help individuals accessing healthcare, will be running workshops for and providing booklets to community organisation and GPs with information on homelessness and rights to access healthcare, you can read in more detail about the project on the project page which will be kept up to date with all the latest developments.

To register your interest in attending a Rights to Access awareness workshop please call us on 01926 422 823 or email info@healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk

If you are, or know, someone who is experiencing homelessness you can find local information/support at https://www.p3charity.org/