Game of Thrones Actor Gethin Anthony Supports Groundswell’s Campaign to Help Homeless Individuals Manage Diabetes

UK News in Pictures

|

Home Breaking Game of Thrones Actor Gethin Anthony Supports Groundswell’s Campaign to Help Homeless Individuals Manage Diabetes

Game of Thrones Actor Gethin Anthony Supports Groundswell’s Campaign to Help Homeless Individuals Manage Diabetes

Groundswell, a charity committed to addressing health inequality, has launched a campaign during Diabetes Awareness Week (June 10-16) to assist people experiencing homelessness in managing long-term health conditions, including diabetes. The campaign aims to provide support regardless of an individual’s circumstances.

To mark the campaign’s launch, Groundswell hosted a conversation between actor Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones, Aquarius, Warhol) and Homeless Health Caseworker Mark Leonard. The discussion centred around homelessness, health, and their shared experiences with diabetes.

Game Of Thrones Actor Gethin Anthony Supports Groundswell’s Campaign To Help Homeless Individuals Manage Diabetes

Mark Leonard, a member of Groundswell’s Homeless Health Peer Advocacy (HHPA) team, recounted a poignant encounter with a rough sleeper who had type 1 diabetes. The man stored his insulin in a local canal in Camden to keep it cold. Thanks to Groundswell’s intervention, he now has stable accommodation and access to a refrigerator for his insulin.

Groundswell’s HHPA team in London has achieved significant milestones in the past year:

  • Supported over 500 homeless individuals in managing their health more effectively.
  • Facilitated more than 2,300 crucial health appointments.
  • Organised 280 health events at hostels and day centres.

Actor Gethin Anthony emphasised the importance of accessible healthcare, especially for those facing homelessness. He praised Groundswell’s life-saving work and encouraged donations to support their efforts.

Michael Chandler, Groundswell CEO, highlighted the urgent need to address preventable illnesses and conditions among homeless populations, with diabetes being a critical concern. He emphasised that homelessness is fundamentally a health issue, and reversing this trend is essential for ensuring everyone’s right to good health.

social media2

Never miss another Breaking story again

 

You can sign up to get the latest news, top stories and exclusives sent straight to your WhatsApp from the UKNIP team.

WhatsApp
Instagram
Snapchat

To get stories sent to you, you need to already have WhatsApp. All you need to do is click this link and select ‘join community’

No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the UKNIP team. you can read your privacy policy notice.

Click here to join our WhatsApp community.

Follow UKNIP 

Single Post Template

Most Read