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Homeless Service


People experiencing homelessness are often marginalised and are known to face barriers to accessing healthcare services. CAVHIS aims to help reduce these barriers and increase acces to holistic timely care.


The specialist homeless nurses provide a Monday to Friday, open access clinic based over two sites; medical rooms at the Housing Options Centre and at the new Hayes Place Single Assessment Centre.  There is also an outreach service for hostels and rough sleepers which has health input from one of the specialist homeless nurses. There is no dedicated GP practice or primary healthcare service for individuals experiencing homelessness. They are encouraged and assisted to register at local GP practices and then have the option of accessing primary care in the traditional way. GP support from CAVHIS provides one drop in session a week at the Housing Options Centre or Hayes place for those homeless individuals new to Cardiff who are not yet registered with a GP.

The Hays
Hays Place

The Single Assessment Centre for the homeless in Cardiff 

The Housing Options Centre (HOC)

The Housing Options Centre, known to us at CAVHIS as The HOC is where the homeless have access to walk in health care.

Seeking human kindness
Support for the homeless

Charities and help for the homeless

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