On 29th September and 10th October we held two ‘drop-in’ flu clinics at our daycentre on Station Road East, at which homeless clients were able to receive a free flu jab, as well as access the usual medical support services provided by our onsite volunteer nurses.
We are delighted to have the support of Invicta Health who have kindly provided and administered the flu vaccines. Many of those who are sleeping rough unsurprisingly develop a wide range of health conditions and during this time of year it is more vital than ever that we are able to offer support to those that we see.
Jenny Bostock, from Invicta health says, “It has been great to be able to work with Catching lives to provide these flu-clinics which will help the homeless people of Canterbury prepare for the winter. As well as obviously benefiting the homeless individuals, these flu clinics, plus the regular nurse drop-in sessions at the daycentre, will also hopefully reduce the number of people needing to attend local hospitals or GP surgeries with chest infections and flu symptoms this winter, therefore helping to cut down waiting times and freeing beds at the hospitals”.
We are always on the lookout for other qualified health professionals who would like to help us in a voluntary position, especially General Practice Nurses, so if you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01227 464904.