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2nd Conference - Impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations

Liverpool John Moores University's School of Nursing and Allied Health

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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2nd Conference  - Impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations.

   

The conference will address a variety of questions related to the impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations.

 

  • What it is the role of the Health Education England (HEE) in Preparing for the Future Workforce to support the integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant populations?

  • What are the political realities related to the human rights of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Populations?

  • How can health care services be involved in the integration process and what resources are needed to support this?

  • How do healthcare professionals facilitate the promotion of integration of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Populations?

  • How do healthcare academics facilitate the promotion of integration of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Populations? 

 

9.00 – 9.30  Arrival and Registration

9.30 – 9.40  Welcome and Introduction

Professor Raphaela Kane

Executive Dean and Director

Nursing and Allied Health, Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Liverpool John Moores University

 Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


9.40 – 10.00  What it is the role of the Health Education England (HEE) in Preparing for the Future Workforce to support the integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant populations?

 Liz Fenton, Deputy Chief Nurse, Health Education England

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


10.00 – 10.20  What are the political realities related to the human rights of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Populations?

Mr Peter Sim - Immigration Solicitor.

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


10.20 – 10.40  How can health care services be involved in the integration process and what resources are needed to support this?

Dr Kevin Pottie

Associate Professor and Clinician-Investigator

Bruyère Research Institute
School of Epidemiology

Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1 


10.40 – 11.00  Q&A  Main Hall - Princes Suite 1

 

11.00 – 11.15  Refreshments

11.15 - 11.55  How do healthcare professionals facilitate the promotion of integration of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Populations?

11.15 – 11.35  Initial Health Assessment of Newly Arrived Asylum Seekers. 

Dr Mary Ryan

Chief Executive

Urgent Care (UC 24)

 

Philomène Uwamaliya

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Liverpool John Moores University

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


11.35 -11.55  Asylum Seekers and Migrants’ health

Dr Peter Gough

Doctors of the World UK part of the Médecins du Monde network

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1

11.55 – 12.05  Q&A  Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


12.05 -12.45  How do healthcare academics facilitate the promotion of integration of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrant Populations? 

12.05 – 12.25  Addressing mental health needs of asylum seekers, refugees and Migrant Populations

Dr Ross White

Associate Professor  in Clinical Psychology

Liverpool University


12.25 – 12.45 Humanitarian Champions Programme

Philomène Uwamaliya, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University

 Main Hall - Princes Suite 1 


12.45 – 12.55  Q&A


12.55 – 13.45 Lunch & Networking - Restaurant


13.45 – 14.35

Workshop: A - The Destitution Roadshow

Why Asylum Seekers come here?

What happens to them and how they find a way through destitution?

How to facilitate access to services that support Asylum seekers and refugees? Demo online resource hub? 

Facilitated by

Mr. Ewan Roberts

Centre Manager

&

Mr. Durani Rapozo

Complex Needs Case Worker

Asylum Link Merseyside.

Princes Suite 1

 

Workshop: B - Supporting Sanctuary: Mitigating Harm in British, Danish and Swedish Asylum Systems. 

Facilitated by

 Dr Victoria Canning

 Associate Professor

University of Bristol 

Princes Suite 2


Workshop: C - Self-Care for Professionals Caring for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Facilitated by

Dr Angela Burnett

Lead Doctor and Responsible Officer

Freedom from Torture, London centre

Princes Suite 3


14.35 – 14.45 Refreshments 


14.45 – 15.15 Parallel Session Feedback 

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


15.15 – 15.45  Reflection on the Government’s integration policy

Mr Maurice Wren

Chief Executive Refugee Council, London

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


15.45 – 16.15 Impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations The Way Forward

Equality Human Right Commissioner

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1


16.15 – 16.30  Closing Comments

Professor Raphaela Kane and Liz Fenton

Main Hall - Princes Suite 1

 


Biographies (more to follow)

Professor Raphaela Kane

Interim Executive Dean and Director of Nursing and Allied Health

Faculty of Education, Health and Community 

Liverpool John Moores University


Professor Raphaela Kane is the Director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health since 2014 and has, since October 2017 held the position of Interim Dean of the Faculty of Education Health and Community. Raphaela has a background specialising in Accident and Emergency Nursing in both the UK and Ireland. Following an extensive clinical and senior management career in the NHS in London, Professor Kane has enjoyed a variety of roles in higher education, including a number of joint appointments. She values the importance of the relationship between education, practice and research for the benefit of patient care and ensures that it is central to the work of the School and Faculty and in her work with the NHS.  Raphaela was conferred with a Professorship at LJMU in 2016 in recognition of the impact she has demonstrated in healthcare and academic leadership.



Ms Philomène Uwamaliya

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Liverpool John Moores University

 

Philomene has been a registered mental health nurse since 2006 and holds an MSc in Public Health and International Development. She began teaching in 2011 at Liverpool John Moores University in the school of Nursing and Allied Health. She also has experience of working in public health with specific programmes aimed at increasing life expectancy. She has also worked on the different programmes aimed to redesign care pathways, with a greater focus on prevention, early intervention, health promotion and reduction of health inequalities, especially people with mental health problems, and asylum seekers and refugees.

In October 2016, Philomene won a prestigious Mary Seacole Leadership Award to develop the Online Resource Hub for professionals caring for asylum seekers and refugees.

The Mary Seacole Awards were created in her honour and provide the opportunity for individuals to undertake a specific health care project, or an educational or development activity that benefits and improves the health outcomes of people from BME communities. The awards are funded by Health Education England and are awarded in association with the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing, Unison and Unite, with support from NHS employers.

As a refugee herself, Philomene recognises the challenges professionals face whilst caring for asylum seekers and refugees. She is highly committed to ensuring that support services and commissioners provide the appropriate care to asylum seekers and refugees. As an educator, Philomene takes her role seriously in educating health and social care students and staff, and she shares her expertise with anyone she has the privilege of working with. She also works very closely with voluntary services, and collaborates with national and international organisations to influence policy related to asylum seekers and refugees, as well as acting as an advocate for asylum seekers and refugees.


Dr Peter Gough

Doctors of the World UK (part of the Médecins du Monde network)

Peter has been an NHS Family Doctor for nearly 34 years; for the past 17 he has been involved with communities in Rajasthan, India addressing issues of migration, health, education and the lack of opportunities for girls and women. Three years ago, Peter joined Doctors of the World as a volunteer GP and regularly works in their clinics in East London serving undocumented migrants, refugees and the homeless. Many of the people seen in these clinics have suffered from psychological and physical trauma, even torture. To enable him to improve his knowledge and skills in dealing with these challenges, he recently took sabbatical leave from NHS practice to study Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, London. He remains passionate about Family Medicine and the contribution it can make to the rebuilding of lives.


 

Dr Angela Burnett

Lead Doctor and Responsible Officer

Freedom from Torture, London centre

Angela Burnett is Lead Doctor and Responsible Officer at Freedom from Torture, where she has worked since 1995. She writes extensively on the health of refugees and torture survivors, including a BMJ series and a resource pack for health workers. With Yohannes Fassil she wrote guidance for commissioning mental health services for vulnerable migrants. She delivers training, has mentored refugee doctors and has assisted in developing health services throughout the UK for refugees and torture survivors.

 Until recently she worked as a GP at the Greenhouse Practice in Hackney, caring for homeless people, refugees, and other vulnerable populations. Previously she worked in Zambia with people affected by HIV/AIDS and researched collaboration between traditional healers and formal health workers. She evaluated education programmes for Macedonian doctors, worked with Oxfam in Ethiopia with people affected by drought and famine and delivered training on working with survivors of violence and torture for health workers in Brazil.


 

Mr Ewan Roberts

Centre Manager

Asylum Link Merseyside

Ewan began working with refugees in earnest in 2001, as an ESOL Teacher, later managing a small training programme. In 2002 his company were successful in a bid to the EU Equal Programme. This began the Liverpool Asylum Seeker and Refugee Partnership, the LASAR DP, a bespoke project developing practical approaches to refugee integration in the fields of health, education, information and language development. 

In 2005 he became manager of Asylum Link Merseyside, a drop-in centre for asylum seekers and refugees. It provides direct advice and assistance to around 3000 people each year through casework, access to a social worker, destitution support and a range of social projects including breakfast and lunch for 200 people each day, football, bike repair walks, a women's group and allotments.

Central to the ethos at Asylum Link Merseyside is the need to make the asylum system understandable, both for those in it and for the communities into which people are placed. Delivering information sessions, working with Schools of Sanctuary, providing EU integration projects and working with mainstream partners all help to make our community a safer and more cohesive place. To be happy, everyone has to feel useful and everyone has to belong somewhere.


 

Mr Durani Rapozo

Complex Needs Coordinator

Asylum Link Merseyside

Durani Rapozo specialises in complex cases in his role as Complex Needs Coordinator for Asylum Link Merseyside, the biggest charity in Liverpool supporting asylum seekers. He is also a qualified Immigration Adviser(OISC Accredited) and supervising social worker. He supervises the social work team at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit who give independent specialist legal advice and provide representation to people seeking entry or leave to remain in the UK. He also supervises the social work team at Revive, a charity that supports refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester. He is a Practice Educator and a PhD candidate at Chester University where he carries out research on ageing, the asylum process and social work. Durani is a visiting lecturer at Edgehill University, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool University and Salford University. Durani has worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK for 17 years.
Durani is a refugee committed to ensuring services and commissioners provide the appropriate support to asylum seekers and refugees. Durani works very closely with the School of Nursing and Allied Health to share his expertise, ensuring that students are well informed on the changes to immigration policies.

 

 

 Dr Victoria Canning

 Associate Professor

University of Bristol 

Dr. Victoria Canning is senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Bristol. She has spent over a decade working on the rights of women seeking asylum, specifically on support for survivors of sexual violence and torture. As part of her recent ESRC fellowship, Victoria undertook research in immigration detention centres, asylum centres and deportation centres in Denmark and Sweden. She argues for the abolition of such spaces, and campaigns with various activist groups across the UK and Europe in regard to this. Vicky is author of the prize winning book Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System (British Society of Criminology book prize 2018) and acted as consultant on the Bafta award winning documentary series Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.


 

Mr Maurice Wren

Chief Executive

Refugee Council, London

Maurice joined the Refugee Council as Chief Executive in March 2013, having previously worked in the homelessness and refugee protection fields with Shelter and Asylum Aid, where he was Director for 12 years. Maurice co-founded the groundbreaking Independent Asylum Commission in 2007 and Detention Forum in 2009, and is presently co-chair of the National Asylum Stakeholder Forum at the Home Office and chair of UK Refugee Week. He is a Trustee of Migrant Voice; Every Casualty Worldwide; and the European Network on Statelessness; and was made a Patron of Action Foundation in 2016. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh in November 2017, in recognition of his humanitarian work with refugees in the UK. 


 

Dr Ross White

Associate Professor  in Clinical Psychology

Liverpool University

 

Dr Ross White (PhD, DClinPsy) is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr White set up and directed the MSc Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow. He was lead editor of ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Socio-cultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health’, which was released in February 2017. Dr White has research collaborations with the World Health Organization and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees investigating the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for reducing distress experienced by refugees particularly in the context and/or aftermath of humanitarian crises. He also has an interest in the processes involved in the linguistic/cultural adaptation of psychological therapies. Dr White is the Chief Investigator on an ESRC/AHRC funded projected entitled ‘Treating depressive symptomatology in Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda: Adapting and evaluating community-based sociotherapy’. He leads the ‘Mental Health in Context’ research group at the University of Liverpool. Dr White was awarded the 2018 AHRC/Wellcome Trust Health Humanities Best International Research Award. 

 

Dr Kevin Pottie

Associate Professor and Clinician-Investigator

Bruyère Research Institute
School of Epidemiology

Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

 

Kevin Pottie is an Associate Professor and practicing physician at the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine and Scientist at the Bruyere Research Institute, University of Ottawa.  He has led evidence based method publications in Health Equity, Deprescribing and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement. He is a currently leading the development of the Canadian evidence based guidelines for Homeless and Vulnerably Housed and the European CDC Migrant Health Guidelines 2018. In 2016, he won article of the year for his CMAJ guidelines: Caring for a Syrian Refugee Family. 

He has published over 130 peer review papers and chapters including as an editor on Canadian Pediatric Society’s on-line resource: Caring for Kids New to Canada. He has led the creation of refugee community service learning programs in 14 medical schools from Beirut, Lebanon to Vancouver, Canada. He has also worked in the field with MSF and WHO in Republic of Georgia, Guatemala, Bolivia, Panama, Lebanon, Benin, and Republic of Congo.

 

 

 


*Travel / Venue Details:

Crowne Plaza Liverpool (2 St Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Liverpool, L3 1QW | 0151 243 8000) is located near Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building (Pier Head) and is a short 6min walk from Liverpool James Street Train Station: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Liverpool+James+Street,+James+Street,+Liverpool/Crown+Plaza+Hotel+albert+dock/@53.4060206,-2.9965941,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487b212dcdcb3333:0x319c1b443b497564!2m2!1d-2.9918507!2d53.4049082!1m5!1m1!1s0x487b212d47c4e92d:0xfe32c41e2f6ecfcb!2m2!1d-2.9969601!2d53.4074021!3e2


Further Venue Details & Accessibility Information:

The venue is fully accessible with elevators on each floor. Arrangements for private breastfeeding facilities have been put in place and guests are welcome to bring their dependants, as long as provisions for young children have been taken into consideration (parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times). Lip-speakers will also be in attendance.


Important Note(s):

Some photography, audio recording and filming will occur during the day. If you do not wish for your voice or image to be captured, we ask that you alert our media team upon your arrival.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees on the day and the following dietary requirements will be catered for; meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available.

 

Do you have questions about 2nd Conference - Impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations? Contact Liverpool John Moores University's School of Nursing and Allied Health

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Crowne Plaza Liverpool
2 St Nicholas Place
Princes Dock
L3 1QW Liverpool
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)


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