Supporting asylum seekers

Access to healthcare

We co-ordinate cross-organisational support for people seeking asylum who are placed in our region, both temporarily and long term. We assist them access to health care and provide and coordinate connections to local organisations who can support their varying needs.

Our clinical team work with our primary care colleagues, local hotels and local authorities to ensure new arrivals can not only access emergency medical support but register for ongoing care too.

Recent initiatives have included emergency support of refugees arriving from Afghanistan, quarantine hotels and a dedicated clinician at Gatwick Airport to offer consultations for any immediate health concerns for arriving Ukrainian refugees.