Radical Reformers ep.44: Emma Perry
Emma Perry, Managing Director, Bevan
This episode is with Emma Perry, the Managing Director of Bevan, a social enterprise supporting the health and wellbeing of people who are homeless or in unstable accommodation.
This is a brilliant and inspiring conversation. What an amazing organisation Bevan is!
Emma and I talk about the work Bevan does providing GP and wrap around health support to the most vulnerable. As you can imagine, there are a lot of specific challenges in this work requiring the practitioners to bring all of their compassion, resilience and determination to the job. The “Bevan Bus”, a fully equipped mobile medical unit, is a great example of how you sometimes have to bring the service to the person.
The Covid pandemic has not made this task any easier and Emma shares some of the wonderful stories of how people have been helped and supported to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
We also talked about some of the innovations developed during Covid which the team at Bevan have maintained such as a greater focus on digital access to health and care as well as peer advocacy network.
Finally, we talk about what motivates and drives Emma. It’s the all-important question of “why?” – why am I doing this? I loved the answer and I think you will too.