Health services play an important role in the lives and well being of sanctuary seekers. Many arrive traumatised from the experiences they have fled from; they may have had to endure difficult and life threatening journeys; may have lived through periods of destitution and feel all the isolation and insecurity of exile and loss of loved ones. Their culture and language sometimes makes it difficult for them to understand how the NHS works and to access the right services.
Specialised services have developed to meet the needs of sanctuary seekers, for example, Primary Care Practices specifically set up for asylum seekers. In addition, health care practitioners have tried to understand and meet the needs of this vulnerable group. This stream aims to support City of Sanctuary Groups and Health Practitioners to develop and share good practice in health care for sanctuary seekers.
City of Sanctuary wishes to recognise all elements of good practice in the field of health and social care by offering a Sanctuary Award. This award is part of the larger Sanctuary Awards initiative which is based on three core principles – learn, embed and share.
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Upcoming Event (21 May) There’s No Place Like Home: Detention, Activism and the Arts
There’s No Place Like Home: Detention, Activism and the Arts
local refugees enjoyed a spring walk last weekend round three reservoirs and woodland north of Bolton organised by our friends Bolton Station Community Rail Partnership and with thanks to Northern Rail for free rail ticketsPosted by: Bolton
Gardens of Sanctuary project launched
Initiative to help Health and Wellbeing City of Sanctuary has developed a new stream – Gardens of Sanctuary – to support…Posted by: Norwich
Research network members present at conference in Oxford
Members of the Northern Maternity Stream research network were invited to present at a conference at Oxford Brookes University last November 181008 New to the UK
BJM Conference 2019
Defining Normal Birth in the 21st Century We got the chance to speak at the 17th National Conference for Current…
Helping people seeking asylum access health care
Northern Maternity Stream Research Network is launched !!
We are a diverse network of researchers across the North working together and with European Partners exploring how to improve…
Citadel, world music from the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre, supported by the City of Sanctuary
When Norbert Nkengurutse and Roos Demol from International Community Dynamics started collecting guitars for people in Direct Provision, little did…Posted by: Cork
Early Action: A new approach for asylum support
The Asylum Early Action partnership are exploring new ways of providing support for people in the asylum system, to help…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
New Report ’Seeking Asylum. Women’s Experiences of Home Office Decision Making, Destitution and Mental Health Issues’.Posted by: City of Sanctuary