Clinical Lead & Specialist Health Visitor for Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Migrants and Travelling Families / No recourse to public funds

What we do 

  • Adopt a rights based approach to social care by ensuring asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and travelling families are treated with dignity, equality and  respect.
  • Provide a multi-agency partnership with a clear focus on refugees and asylum seekers, at both strategic and operational levels. 
  • Signpost, support refugees and asylum seekers to access appropriate services i.e. Education, support groups, the provision of Sure Start, English speaking of other language classes and faith based services which are culturally competent.
  • Provide a robust system of interpreting by ensuring that communication with refugees and asylum seekers is effective. 
  • Promote independence and wellbeing by carrying out initial health assessments on asylum seeking children and refugees.
  • Provide a cohesive approach to meet the support needs of travelling families living on authorised sites and unauthorised sites.
  • To support families in gaining access to appropriate services eg. GP, dental and maternity services.
  • Offer universal health visiting services and deliver the Health Child Programme.
  • Carry out health promotion, health education programmes and give family centred advice and support.
  • Work according to national policies including every child matters, National Service framework, healthy child programme, NICE Guidance and implement evidence based practice.
  • Promote and enable access to health services, signpost as appropriate and prevent inappropriate hospital admissions.
  • Deliver high quality HCP Services to a defined population.
  • Participate in multi-agency meetings and raise awareness amongst staff regarding the culture and diverse needs of this client group.
  • Establish systems to facilitate the flow of information which enables best use of the expertise within the organisations.
  • Liaise with both voluntary and statutory agencies and where appropriate develop joint pathways.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 08.30am-4.30pm

Service Locations

Brace Street Health Centre
63, Brace Street
Walsall
WS1 3PS

Are Self-Referrals Accepted?

Yes

How to access the service/Referral contact information:

Open referral system from professionals and parents.
Dionne Frazer
Bract Street Health Centre
63, Brace Street
Walsall
WS1 3PS
01922 605900

Service Lead

Judith Nembhard