We are pleased to announce that, in August, we will be launching a weekly medical clinic, led by volunteer nurses and doctors who will assist our clients with any physical issues they are facing.
We hope for each client to have access to a health assessment, onsite interventions such as general ob’s and dressing of wounds, referral and signposting opportunities in conjunction with ongoing support and advice.
All of this will take place in our fully equipped medical room at Catching Lives’ day centre on Station Road East, Canterbury.
In order to ensure all this is regularly available to clients we are looking for any qualified nurses or doctors who would be willing to lend their time and skills to help with the delivery of this service.
Our clients have expressed their excitement at the opportunities this will bring.
‘’When rough sleeping, you are required to walk a lot… If you can’t look after your feet, you can’t walk. I am looking forward to having the opportunity for wounds on my feet to be washed and dressed’’
“It will be nice to have a private room to speak to a nurse about ‘ladies problems’ ’’
With the cold and wet weather that the winter months will bring steadily approaching, we are confident that these provisions will benefit the rough sleepers and homeless people in Canterbury enormously.
If you are interested in helping with this invaluable service please contact (by email preferably)-