Homeless Health Service

The Homeless Health Service acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we walk and work.

Improving access to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness

The Homeless Health Service (HHS) is a community health service that aims to improve access to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness. We do this by offering outreach health support to people where they sleep, or where they spend time during the day. We are a multidisciplinary team made up of nurses, doctors, allied health staff, Aboriginal Health Workers and peer support workers.

Aboriginal Health

When you meet with a Homeless Health staff member they will ask if you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. This is because First Nations people should have services that are culturally right for them.
Any First Nations person can have a Yarn with one of our Aboriginal Health Workers about your health and wellbeing; finding a health service that is right for you; and supporting you at health appointments.

Peer Support

All of our Peer Workers have been homeless at some time in their lives and can help you to find services that are right for you. Peer Workers can support you with finding food or clothing, speaking with a doctor or nurse, or finding someone to help you with your housing. Peer Workers can also help provide feedback about your experience with the Homeless Health Service

Homeless Health Service Strategic Plan 2021-2024

Our Strategic Plan 2021-2024 sets our commitment to preventing and ending homelessness, and improving health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. It details our advocacy work with our partners, the delivery of tailored services, the enhancement our workforce and our commitment to leading research in this space. This Plan sets out our strategic priorities and goals for the next 3 years and is supported by a detailed implementation plan.

Download the Strategic Plan here.