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Run for the Bus 2021

By |November 1st, 2021|Fundraising, Latest News|

“We are delighted to share that the event was a huge success with over 40 people taking part; raising over £2500 to change lives! Your support makes it possible for our patients to receive health checks, drug and alcohol support, mental health [...]

South Today: BBC News

By |October 10th, 2021|Fundraising, Latest News|

BBC News journalist visited the HealthBus on 09 October 2021 to see how the Trust was supporting individuals to overcome barriers related to homeless. Both Martin (HealthBus client) and Dr Maggie Kirk were interviewed and shared how the staff and [...]

Chris Braved the Shave

By |September 14th, 2021|Fundraising, Latest News|

A massive thank you to Chris Wakefield (Vice-Chair of Trustees & Fundraiser for the HealthBus) and everyone who supported him to have his curly locks shaved off for the HealthBus. Chris has raised over £400! It's not too late to [...]

Mayor visit to HealthBus

By |July 15th, 2021|Fundraising, Latest News|

HealthBus Medical Director, Maggie Kirk welcomed Cllr David Kelsey, the Mayor of Bournemouth, to the HealthBus today. Cllr Kelsey not only met with the team and patients but wanted to know more about the charities objectives and key goals. . [...]

  • Cutting the ribbon at the new mobile clinic launch

New mobile clinic launched today

By |June 17th, 2021|Latest News|

Our new mobile clinic was launched today! It will enable the HealthBus Trust to deliver healthcare at the point of need to people experiencing homelessness. The new purpose-built vehicle with two well equipped consultation rooms is the result of months [...]

COVID-19 Heroes:

By |May 15th, 2020|Latest News|

Thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Covid-19 Heroes Campaign’. Amazingly, over 70 creative Covid-19 Heroes responded to our appeal to cut out and decorate a HealthBus Badge in such artistic ways! Thank you for sharing these amazing [...]

COVID-19 Outbreak

By |March 25th, 2020|Latest News|

At the end of March 2020, the Trustees took to the difficult decision to suspend operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sadly, we have not been able to have face to face contact with our homeless and rough sleeping patients. [...]

Fundraising launch party

By |January 31st, 2020|Latest News|

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our launch event on 30 January. We raised nearly £4,000 (without including Gift Aid)! Since becoming a registered charity at the end of last year, we can now start fundraising and applying [...]

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Thank you for your support.

Without a permanent home, it can be difficult to access healthcare for many reasons. The HealthBus team offer specialist GP and medical services at the point of need. They work in partnership with other services providers, such as addiction and mental health specialists, to help people find the support they need to move on in life.

One rough sleeper, Dean, said of the HealthBus service: “No one sets out to be purposefully on the streets … sometimes you face situations which just leave you broken and desperate. After losing my job, home and key relationships my mental health deteriorated; and I resorted to harmful substances which drove me to the streets. After lots of encouragement from visiting health professionals, I have found hope and compassion from those involved with the HealthBus. This service is a lifeline! A much-needed refuge for those who are vulnerable. The staff and team involved with the HealthBus have saved and are saving lives … this work must continue!”

DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

HELP IS AVAILABLE…

EMERGENCIES: 999

GP SERVICES: please phone your own surgery or 111.

THE CRESCENT PROVIDENCE SURGERY: on 01202 395195 is open 7 days a

week from 8am – 6 pm during April for anyone registered via the

HealthBus. Out of hours please call 111.

HOMELESSNESS NURSE: Chrissie Croucher on 07342 063741

Mon, Wed, Fri 9-12.30pm

HOMELESS MENTAL HEALTH: Angie Mc Hale on 01202 584412

GENERAL SUPPORT: BCP Council “Together We Can” for general support on

0300 123 7052 (8am – 8pm).

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