04 October 2021

The Greenhouse Multi-Agency Group fair with free haircuts, health, wellbeing and housing advice will be available for anyone in City & Hackney who is homeless or vulnerably housed. 

The event will be held in Hackney at the Greenhouse car park 19 Tudor Road, E9 7SN, on Friday October 8th from 12:00- 14:30.

This has been organised by Greenhouse partnership with Thames Reach, Greenhouse Health, Welfare and Housing Advice, Groundswell and our other non-statuary partner services. 

Hackney’s rough sleeping leads will be on hand to offer help and advice, along with housing advisors, social prescribers and our wellbeing coach. There will be health checks available,, Smoking Cessation advice, nurses and GPs who can provide flu and covid vaccines on the day and offer advice regarding other free health checks including bowel screening. 

Street Vets are joining us to provide check-ups for your pets and answer any questions and there will be free haircuts and refreshments human guests. 

The event, which follows a successful first winter fair held in December, is supported by a range of partners including Well Street Common Primary Care Network (PCN), Groundswell and Hackney Council. 

The fair is open to anyone in Hackney living in hostels or supported accommodation, sleeping rough, people who spend a significant amount of time on the street or in other public places and ‘hidden homeless’ such as people in squats or ‘sofa surfers’.

It is also being held ahead of World Homelessness Day on Sunday October 10, 2021. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to people who experience homelessness needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.

“We would encourage anyone in the borough who doesn’t have a permanent address to come and see some friendly faces and have an informal chat with NHS and social care professionals about looking after their health and wellbeing,” said Dr Mohit Venkataram, ELFT’s Executive Lead for Primary Care. 

“This is a fantastic example of a shared commitment by the NHS, social care and charity colleagues to integrate health and improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness across City & Hackney.”  

Event poster