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Supporting Homeless and Vulnerable Populations: Home

Topic Guide designed to support St Vincent's Hospital Health Independence Program (HIP) staff to help improve the quality of life for marginalised people, who are often the most vulnerable in our community.

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Australian Focus

COVID-19 & Infection Control  

Emergency Department & ICU

Health Care & Services

Mental Health

Models of care

General

Recent reports

St Vincent Hospital's Committment to Care

This LibGuide is designed to support St Vincent's Hospital Health Independence Program (HIP) staff to help improve the quality of life for marginalised people, who are often the most vulnerable in our community.

In line with its Mission,Values and Vision, St Vincent's Health Australia reaches out to some of the most vulnerable people in the Australian community, including those living with mental illness, experiencing addiction, people who are socially and financially disadvantaged, and particularly those experiencing homelessness. St Vincent's commitment to the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our community, is demonstrated by the provision of compassionate and innovative care, enabling hope for those served. 

St Vincent's Health Independence Program delivers a coordinated, integrated and interdisciplinary health and support service with a single plan of care. Clients are enabled to be the decision makers of their care, whilst being supported through self-management to achieve their healthcare goals. This accessible program is well recognised and strongly linked to the local community and service sector. This approach enhances the client experience and improves their health, wellbeing and independence.  https://www.svhm.org.au/health-professionals/aged-and-community-care/health-independence-program

COVID-19: St Vincent Hospital's Inclusive Health Program continues to monitor the situation for vulnerable groups and is working to support our health services at the front lines. 

St Vincent’s Mobile Immunisation Outreach Program ensures that vulnerable Melburnians are protected against COVID-19  

In partnership with the Burnett Institute, Salvation Army and Bolton Clarke Homeless Persons 
Program, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne has extended its mobile immunisation outreach program to provide Melburnians experiencing homelessness with access to COVID-19 vaccinations. 

St Vincent's nurses travel with a social worker to sites across metro Melbourne every week in a fully equipped and COVID-safe van. This included visits to Salvation Army Project 614 and Flagstaff locations last week. See the full coverage on ABC News:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/melbournes-homeless-community-come-forward-for-jab/13531986

 

Print books held in the Carl de Gruchy Library

Blogs, podcasts & online forums

Homelessness in Australia

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