SPEAR organised a Health and Wellbeing Day in Kingston Quaker Centre on 20 July 2022 for people experiencing homelessness and seeking asylum to access health and social services.
Thanks to the services present on the day, over forty people were able to access health services such as fibro scanning, BBV scans, diabetic eye screening, talk to NHS nurses and doctors, as well as wellbeing services such as haircuts, a clothing bank, and group-reading sessions.
Giuseppina, SPEAR’s Homeless Health Link Service team leader said:
“I am very proud of SPEAR and the teams who collaborated throughout these events and also honored to work alongside other agencies in the borough where we are creating strong relationships to better support our clients and their access to healthcare.”
In the below video, professionals who attended explain why holding a Health & Wellbeing day is important for our local communities:
A big thank you to the agencies who attended: South West London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Kick It Stop Smocking Service, Kingston Wellbeing Service, Princess Alice Hospice, Mary Rigal Podiatrist, St George’s ambulance, Spectra London, Leiho, Healthwatch Kingston, KCAH Kingston Outreach Team, Hampton Wick Surgery, Geetha Rabindrakumar, as well as all the volunteers who helped make this day a success.