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Meeting the needs of homeless people: the St John Ambulance mobile service

07 July 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

ST JOHN AMBULANCE is best known for providing first aid services. However, the organ-isation also has a long history of caring and supporting vulnerable members of...

Self-neglect: the role of judgements and applied ethics

12 January 2005

Nursing Standard


Self-neglect is more common than currently recognised. This article highlights the issue of self-neglect and the accompanying ethical values and judgements...

Homelessness: a way forward for nurses

01 February 2008

Primary Health Care


Homelessness is a major cause of ill health, and many primary care nurses will have homeless people on their caseload. Health problems severely affect homeless...

Intermediate care for homeless people: results of a pilot project

11 October 2012

Emergency Nurse


A year-long, nurse-led intermediate care pilot project was undertaken at a 120-bed homeless hostel in south London to improve healthcare outcomes among the clients...

Social inclusion or social control? Homelessness and mental health

01 June 2005

Mental Health Practice


In the UK a new and refreshing literature is emerging that addresses the need for socially inclusive models and strategies for people with mental health problems...

Ending the isolation

11 September 2007

Nursing Standard


In the UK, an estimated 95,000 families are homeless. Nurses who work with these people need a wide range of skills and stand to benefit from a new UK-wide network...

Access to primary care services for homeless mentally ill people

07 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Modernisation of mental health services has been a government priority in recent years with new legislation, increased funding and investment and service reforms....

The barriers to healthcare encountered by single homeless people

26 January 2018

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

Homelessness is complex and has implications for every part of a homeless person’s life. There is a well-established link between homelessness, physical and mental...

Problems faced by homeless men in obtaining health care

10 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The vast majority of homeless people in the UK are male. In addition to becoming susceptible to many illnesses and to alcohol abuse, homeless men face a number of...

A haven of support

09 February 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Nurse volunteers take services to homeless people in Brighton and Hastings through St John Ambulance. Their approach to clients’ needs is holistic.