Project Description

Qualified GCU postgraduate optometry students deliver eye care provision at Hunter Street Health Centre for homeless people and asylum seekers, in the only eye health project of its kind in Scotland. This is an outreach project of GCU's Eye Clinic.

Project Aims

To increase access to eyecare and spectacle correction in this vulnerable group of individuals. It is the only project of this kind aimed at homeless individuals and refugees in Scotland.

GCU Department:
Vision Sciences (Life Sciences)
GCU School:
School of Health and Life Sciences
Project Location:
Project budget: £250 (per month)
Project with: Homeless People and Refugees
Lead Partner: Dr Ruth Spencer
Timespan of involvement: Monthly clinic
Other supporters: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Number of GCU Students: 0
Number of GCU Staff: 1
Modes of Engagement: Outreach