Written by Shift, a member of the Steering Group with Lived Experience. Shift is also a community reporter for Groundswell’s Listen Up! project and this article has also been published on its online Hub of health and homelessness insights.

BHCA have been working alongside PhD student Tom Roberts to co-produce a comic book detailing some of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness and how we can co-produce solutions. Read the Alien Story about facing stigma and judgement below.

The Fly, The Spider and the System Web comic which depicts one of our themes: Barriers to Accessing Care and Support. It follows a fly character struggling to navigate through a difficult messy web in order to get the accommodation and care they need.

Our third and final comic defining and exploring the key concepts of coproduction

At the end of 2022, BHCA worked with Dr Kate Pitt at Arch Healthcare CIC to coproduce a new Student Select Component (SSC) for the Brighton and Hove Medical School called Homelessness and Health.

Emma Anderson (University of Brighton) published an article in BPS Psychologist Magazine which spotlights BHCA as an example of good practice of coproduction, and argues the importance of lived experience involvement in a community psychology context.