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.
Launch of national resource pack on refugee mental health at conference in Leeds
A new resource pack for people who come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers as part of their work…Posted by: City of Sanctuary
Welcome to View from the Edge Day - trip to York, new health charges, the clothing store and book review
Welcome to Doncaster Conversation Club’s – view from the edge. This fantastic newsletter updates Doncaster City of Sanctuary supporters with news of the day trip to York, information about the new health charges, an article on the clothing store at Wakefield Initial Accommodation Centre at Urban House and the fascinating book review on City of Thorns.Posted by: Doncaster
Directory of Resources for Refugees & Migrants in Brighton & Hove
Where can I find an Arabic interpreter? How can I meet other Kurds? Where can I get legal advice? I’m…Posted by: Brighton and Hove
Improving Health Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Conference
14th Dec 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm
Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers
Community Development Workers for Adult Mental Health at the NHS contacted Preston City of Sanctuary this summer to find out…Posted by: Preston
Help us challenge plans that could prevent refugees and people seeking asylum getting healthcare!
Imminent changes are being made to health services in England that will negatively affect refugees, people seeking asylum and other…
Medical Information Consent Forms sent to Asylum-Seekers
The Home Office have recently started contacting asylum seekers and asking them to sign a consent form that would give…
Changes to Accessing Healthcare – Impact on Refugees & Asylum-Seekers - Take Action Now!
Changes to Accessing Healthcare – Impact on Refugees & Asylum-Seekers
Ultimate Spirit, Ultimate Frisbee
Ultimate SpiritPosted by: Manchester
Gardens of Sanctuary - Please help research phase of new project -
City of Sanctuary has partnered with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, the Permaculture Association UK and The…Posted by: City of Sanctuary