Going Beyond: Homeless Link Practice Podcast

Going Beyond, a podcast for people working in the homelessness sector.

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Monday Feb 12, 2024

In Episode 5, we speak to David Gill, Founder of Risk & Resilience Training & Consultancy and Ben Davy, Reset Outreach & Referral Manager at Providence Row. We discuss the complex barriers to treatment services, the importance of understanding the cycle of change, and the role of peer mentors in providing support to people using drugs and alcohol. 

Monday Feb 05, 2024

In Episode 4, we speak to Ellie McNeil, Chief Executive for YMCA Together and Kevin Flemen, Founder and Manager of the drug awareness service KFx. We speak about drug use in supported accommodation and the importance of policies in this area.

Monday Jan 29, 2024

In Episode 3, we speak to Fiona McCormack and Sarah Page from Staffordshire University. We speak about women's use of substances, the barriers to access and engagement in support, and best practice for frontline workers.

Monday Jan 22, 2024

In Episode 2, we speak to Chris Rintoul, Head of Harm Reduction for Cranstoun. We speak about how harm reduction approaches compare to abstinence-based recovery and how frontline workers can approach conversations with people who are using substances. 

Monday Jan 15, 2024

In Episode 1, we speak to Oliver Standing, Director of Communications and External Affairs at Humankind Charity and Debra Hertzberg, Research Manager at Homeless Link. We discuss the reasons behind the high prevalence of drug and alcohol use for people experiencing homelessness and question whether the system allows adequate support for those most in need.

Monday Sep 04, 2023

In Episode 5, we speak with Dr Stephen Weatherhead, clinical psychologist and co-director of NeuroTriage.  We talk about the prevalence and impact of brain injury for people experiencing homelessness, and how best to support these individuals. 

Tuesday Aug 29, 2023

In Episode 4, we talk to Barney Wells and Rachel Brown from EASL (Enabling Assessments Service London). We discuss the reasons behind why someone might self-neglect and think about how and when frontline workers should intervene. 

Monday Aug 21, 2023

In Episode 3, we talk to Hannah & Fraser from P3 charity who work in their hoarding teams. We discuss the reasons why someone might hoard and talk about the most effective ways frontline staff can support these individuals. 

Monday Aug 14, 2023

In Episode 2, we speak to Taylor from Single Homeless Project along with Oscar & Jan from Groundswell. We talk about the barriers people experiencing homelessness face in accessing physical health care and think about how frontline workers can approach conversations about health. 

Monday Aug 07, 2023

In Episode 1 of Season 3, we speak to Adam Clayton & Dr Michelle Hacking from Greater Manchester NHS Mental Health Trust. We talk about the link between homelessness and co-occurring conditions & discuss what good practice looks like.

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