Homeless and Rough Sleeper Nursing Service for Somerset

We are a new service which provides nursing care for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping in Somerset.  A team of 5 experienced nurses, and 4 experienced health workers that cover, Taunton, Sedgemoor, Mendip and South Somerset.

We can treat and assess the following issues:

  • Basic Health Checks
  • Wound care
  • Blood tests including Hep C/Hep B/HIV testing/ Syphilis testing
  • Help with Medical Appointments
  • Advise and support with medication concerns
  • Sexual health promotion, contraception advice and STI checks
  • Dental health promotion
  • Swabs, removal of stitches/staples
  • Confidential advice/ advocacy

 

Our Team of Nurses do not cover the following, but can support and help engage with…..

  • SDAS, Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health Teams
  • Community Services such as Housing, Social Care, food banks and the CAB

 

We accept referrals from any Service, including,

RSI Teams, County Council, Mental Health Teams, GP’s, Hospitals, Police, Probation, HMP’s, MIU’s and A & E

 

Referrals can be made via our email……

HomelessNursing@somersetft.nhs.uk