People who are rough sleeping often experience poor physical and mental health and evidence shows that they face particular disadvantages when trying to access healthcare.
The Council and its partners set out a clear commitment in the Borough Plan and our Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategies to address the harms of rough sleeping, and to explore innovative ways to meet needs of people facing complex and multiple disadvantage.
Haringey was therefore very pleased to work in partnership with Doctors of the World and local organisation Bringing Unity Back Into the Community (BUBIC), to host a mobile clinic on Green Lanes this week for people rough sleeping in the area.
The mobile clinic was to help people who face barriers when trying to access healthcare, offering a consultation with a doctor or nurse, advocacy to help with GP registration, referrals to onward support, and much more.
Doctors of the World fights to reduce health inequality by improving long-term access to healthcare in the UK and internationally. They are part of the global Médecins du Monde (MDM) network, which delivers over 400 projects in more than 80 countries through 3,000 volunteers. Several people visited the mobile clinic throughout the day, with the Haringey Street Outreach Team and BUBIC working closely to ensure the most vulnerable people were supported to make use of the service.