Research into refugees’ experiences of health services in Sheffield found a general appreciation of the services on offer, but also a need to raise awareness, among both refugees and health professionals. The research was conducted by City of Sanctuary Sheffield, alongside partners including the New Beginnings Project, Red Cross, ASSIST and Sheffield University School of Nursing. Two sessions were held at The Sanctuary – one focusing on physical health, the other on mental health. Asylum seekers and refugees spoke openly about their personal experiences of accessing health care, and the particular needs of people coming from other cultures. The events were funded by Healthwatch Sheffield, and took place in May 2018. A full report can be found here.

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