Health Outreach Liaison Team (HOLT)
If you’re finding it difficult to access mainstream health services because you’re homeless, living in a hostel or emergency housing, you can visit our clinics and speak to a member of our Health Outreach Liaison Team (HOLT).
Service changes due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
We're making arrangements to maintain a normal level of service.
During appointments and sessions with our staff, we ask all patients to wear a face covering and follow the latest social distance guidance.
You must also wash your hands and use the hand gel provided.
Being homeless or having difficulties with housing shouldn’t prevent you from getting the health and support you need.
At our clinics, you can meet our care nurses, mental health professionals and senior support workers if you need help with a mental health or physical condition. We can also offer pregnancy testing, and advice and support.
When you visit us, we’ll offer an assessment and get to know you and your situation better. You don’t need to bring to bring any ID with you or proof of address.
Depending on the outcome, we’ll refer you to the right service or agency that can help you, such as a local GP, dentist, and opticians.
We also work with teams at local job centres, and charities and support groups such as CIRDIC, St Mungo’s and Launchpad to run a number of clinics across Berkshire.
You don’t need to be referred or book an appointment to visit one of our clinics. You can drop in at any time during our open hours.
However, you can be referred by a healthcare professional or support services. They do this by sending a referral form to us, or by contacting us directly.
We have a number of clinics that run across Berkshire:
11am to 1.30pm, at the Churches in Reading Drop In Centre (CIRDIC), 1 Berkeley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6JT.
7am to 9am, in partnership with St Mungo’s, Reading, to offer help to anyone found sleeping rough.
Between Tuesday and Friday
We hold a number of clinics on a referral basis at different locations. These include approved premises, Launchpad and 1st Stage housing hostels.
If you would like to know more, you can contact our HOLT team between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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