Superdrug sponsored the Community Nursing Award
Police forensic custody nurse Mr Teague-Hellon has 30 minutes to assess and treat homeless and vulnerable young people and adults at Staffordshire Northern Area Custody Facility so in his own time he set up care at night shelters. There, he dresses leg ulcers and makes referrals of mental health. He provides foodbank vouchers for those in crisis to feed families. Custody can refer homeless detainees to the shelters rather than keeping them locked up in a cell overnight. The arrest rate has significantly dropped and in most cases, they have not re-offended because of the night shelters.