A short guide for for people working in frontline charities and advice services, MPs’ caseworkers, volunteers and mental health advocates, 2018
A series of information sheets which provide a guide to maternity rights and benefits for pregnant women and new mothers according to their immigration status, 2020.
Experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK
What do we know? Dr Hiranthi Jayaweera, The Migration Observatory, 2020
Access to health care for ethnic minority populations Postgraduate Medical Journal; 81:141–147.
Better Health Briefing 10, Race Equality Foundation, 2008.
Access to GP Practices for Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. A Report by the BME Health Forum June 2008
Inclusion Health: improving primary care for socially excluded people. Department of Health, 2010
Better Health briefings, tools, links and resources.
Report, resources and recommendations from the Good Practices for Access & Well Being project:
Supporting health practitioners who care for migrants (Site archived)
Information on rights, advice and research
Refugee and asylum health, and health and conflict
Advice, development and consultation services to organisations in the North West whose work is affected by migration from overseas.
Disparities Research for Change
Clarifying what aspects of health inequalities and their socio-economic causes influence the problem you plan to address
Clinic and advocacy programmes in London that provide medical care, information and practical support to excluded people such as destitute migrants
A review from an equality and human rights perspective. Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report 52. Health status and health and social care: access, needs and summary pp 19-35
Addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners within the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (2018).
Barriers to access to mental health services for migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. Journal of Public Mental Health, 6(), March 2007, pp.33-41
Report on the situation of the Roma community in Govanhill, Glasgow. L Poole & K Adamson
Reading list. The King’s Fund, 2013
Entitlement to healthcare
Registration and treatment of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
Signposting to registered immigration advice. ILPA also provides information about changes to legal aid.
Selection of all the best legal information from a wide range of providers.
Sources of advice and support.
Responsive email discussion group that offers direct access to experiences and good practice in minority ethnic health.
A guide for organisations working with people seeking asylum
Building awareness, contacts and signposting
Including migrant populations in Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: a guide. Rose N, Stirling S, Ricketts A, Chappel D. 2011. See: Appendix 4: Starting contacts (p38).
Key steps to effective signposting and referral 2005.
Checklist. University of Melbourne counselling service, 2006
Pathways into and through care
TS4SE videos about how to use the NHS in England.
Asian Women, Domestic Violence and Mental Health: A Toolkit for Health Professionals. Section 3: Access to Healthcare: pp 12-15
Middlesex University: a survey of discrimination in governance and leadership and the potential impact on patient care in London and England.
The Race Equality Action Plan to address the absence of black and minority ethnic staff from senior positions.
Community engagement and partnership working
Guidelines for multi agency groups working with asylum seekers and refugees in the East of England. Refugee Council & MENTER, 2005
Proven strategies, considerations and tools to get you started. HRET Health Research and Educational Trust, 2005
Making community engagement informal and fun. Involve & Local Government Improvement and Development
The Centre for Ethnicity and Health model. Jane Fountain, Kamlesh Patel, Jez Buffin, 2007.
Migration information monitoring
Is health equality possible without it? Better Health Briefing paper 21
A toolkit for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language information for patients
E-learning toolkit for service development, planning and trouble shooting, see the specific section on equalities monitoring.
From NHS Scotland. Equalities in Health: Race & Ethnicity
Racial equity impact assessment toolkit.
A review from an equality and human rights perspective. Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report 52. Implications for Data Collection pp 120-128 (2010).
Updated to reflect the latest legislation affecting equality (2020).
The true story behind Britain’s hidden army of labour. Hsiao-Hung Pai
Supporting Access to Healthcare for Undocumented Migrants in European Countries (2019).
Denying healthcare to people whose asylum claims have failed. Refugee Council, 2006
Refugee Council calls on London Mayor candidates to pledge support for homeless refugees.
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, 2011. Preventing Undocumented Pregnant Women and Children from Accessing health Care: fostering health inequalities in Europe.
The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in Britain. 2009. Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Destitution support for refused asylum seekers