The Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales

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The Life Sciences Hub Wales (Conference Suite, Second Floor)

Chris McGuigan Hub

3 Assembly Square

Cardiff

CF10 4PL

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Workshop event to discuss the next steps following the launch of the HEAR study (Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales)

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Wales has welcomed increased numbers of people seeking sanctuary over the last few years, as was recently celebrated at the recent Sanctuary in the Senedd event.

The Welsh Government has responded with its ambitious and pioneering Nation of Sanctuary – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Delivery Plan.

Over the last year, Public Health Wales has worked in collaboration with Swansea University, British Red Cross, Displaced People in Action, the Ethnic Youth Support Team Wales, the Welsh Refugee Council and sanctuary seekers themselves, to conduct research into the barriers and enablers to accessing health for people seeking sanctuary in Wales.

The HEAR (Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales) study is the largest of its kind in Wales, covering aspects of access to ‘in and out of hours’ care, health literacy, staff training needs and cultural issues.

The arising recommendations reflect the ambition of the Welsh Government’s Nation of Sanctuary Plan.

We are now planning a Stakeholder Event to share the results with the health, social care, third sector and research community, to provide an opportunity to reflect on and respond to the report’s recommendations.

Please follow the link to view the Executive Summary and Technical Report: https://phw.nhs.wales/news-and-publications/news/sanctuary-seekers-and-health-professionals-in-wales-call-for-accessible-health-and-wellbeing-services-for-all-new-report/

A networking lunch will be available at 12:45 until 13:30 at the venue, I would be most grateful if you could please contact vicky.smith2@wales.nhs.uk to ensure that we are made aware of any dietary requirements that you may have.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event.

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The Life Sciences Hub Wales (Conference Suite, Second Floor)

Chris McGuigan Hub

3 Assembly Square

Cardiff

CF10 4PL

United Kingdom

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