This PhD project focuses on partnerships between healthcare and legal advice providers, which assist patients with social welfare issues (for example, welfare benefits, debt and housing). These partnerships address poverty-related causes of poor health and health inequality, and support patients with the welfare consequences of illness.
These ‘health-justice partnerships’ exist across the UK and the world in a wide variety of forms. They are diverse in their design, their approaches to collaborative working (between health and legal teams) and their long-term sustainability.
This project focuses on diverse partnerships across England, exploring their implementation in practice. The findings aim to inform the successful design and delivery of these partnerships, supporting current and future practice.