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Royton Medical Centre
 Royton Medical Centre

Royton Medical Centre

15 Market Street
Royton
Oldham
OL2 5QA
Tel: 0161 652 6336

We are a Homless Friendly Practice

 

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness please telephone your local authority homeless service for support and advice. Please note due to Covid 19  they are temporarily not open for drop in appointments

Find Your Local Food Bank

If you need support from your local food Bank please use the link below. If you add your postcode it will show details one the nearest one.

http://greatertogethermanchester.org/find-support/food-banks/

 

What this means and how you can help support the homless in our community

 

Homeless-Friendly encourages organisations to lead the way in creating a cultural shift in how we view those without a permanent home and remind them they are a pivotal part of our society. Organised by not-for-profit social enterprise Beacon GP CARE, it asks that we examine the way we conduct our business and pledge to become Homeless-Friendly. NHS surgeries and other healthcare providers are amongst the first to make that commitment but any public, voluntary or private organisation can join in.  We offer advice on how to become Homeless-Friendly, encourage our pledgers to share good practice and work with our partners to offer practical support to the homeless and tackle the roots of the problem.

 

Did you know:

  • The average life expectancy of a homeless person is just 47 years-of-age
  • 73% of homeless people said they had experienced recent physical health problems
  • Over half of homeless people lack the literacy skills needed for everyday life
  • Homeless people are nine times more likely to commit suicide than other groups in society
  • 41% of homeless people are dealing with a long-term health problem
  • 80% of rough sleepers reported some form of mental health issue
  • 15% of newly sentenced prisoners were homeless immediately before going into custody
  • 35% of homeless people had been to Accident & Emergency recently and 26% had been admitted to hospital over the past six months

Registered Charity Number 1182814

 

How Can you Help?

We have a food box at the Surgery where those that need it can come in and take what they need. This can be from in date non perishable food items and hygiene products. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated by the Practice and those who need it.

 

Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic we are also trying to provide Hygiene kits to support please follow the link below:

http://www.homelessfriendly.co.uk/2020/04/17/can-you-help-us-to-provide-hygiene-kits/

 

 

We've Gone & Done It

Greater Manchester folk have risen to the challenge by dipping into their own pockets to buy life protecting health items for those sleeping on our streets.
Hygiene Kits which include Face masks, hand sanitising gel and other essentials paid for by the public, That means that those experiencing homelessness in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester now been given some protection against COVID-19.
“The generosity has been nothing short of heroic and demonstrates that in times of need, Greater Manchester ensures it’s vulnerable are cared for” said Homeless-Friendly founder, Zahid Chauhan “The average life expectancy of a street sleeper is just 45 years-of-age and they are incredibly susceptible to viruses. The selflessness shown by our donors who must have enough on their minds already, is simply overwhelming.”
But it is not just the kind-hearted public who have helped protect rough sleepers. Homeless-Friendly’s partners in organisations such as St John’s Ambulance and Urban Outreach in Bolton have risen to the challenge by giving out the kits.
So impressed with the support Homeless-Friendly surgeries supply, that A&E units, out-of-hours health services, dentists, hospices, charities, local authorities, businesses and even football clubs have since joined the fold.
Learn more about Homeless-Friendly at http://www.homelessfriendly.co.uk/



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