Hospital Discharge Service
Roland Williams - Service Lead – Housing Support
About the service
Our Hospital Discharge service team of Housing Support Officers are co-located in acute mental health wards and rehabilitation units and in general needs hospitals in Chichester, Crawley and Worthing. The team identify housing issues at an early stage and provide support to prevent homelessness at discharge. Patients receive advice, support, signposting and proactive interventions for homelessness prevention. This reduces the number of patients being discharged to the streets.
Working as part of an integrated team, Housing Support Officers can address any housing issues and avoid delays in discharges. Support includes:
- A professional housing assessment
- Welfare benefits advice
- Signposting and liaison with housing benefit, local authority housing departments, hospital teams, landlords and other support providers
How to access
This service has a closed referral pathway; patients are referred directly to this service by hospital ward staff.
For more information about this service (not referrals), please contact Roland Williams (Service Lead – Housing Support) via email or phone; contact details are at the top of this page.