Over the last year, in partnership with NHS England, we piloted a project 'The NHS Welcome Project' across Greater Manchester which sought to improve access to healthcare and health outcomes for asylum seekers and refugees. The pilot was designed, developed and delivered collaboratively by asylum seekers, volunteers and health professionals.

Take a look at some of the things achieved in the last year and some resources

you can utilise to make a difference in health inequalities for Asylum Seekers and Refugees...

We developed and delivered health literacy courses which covered navigating the NHS, how to keep healthy and self-care tips.

We continue to host peer support groups for attendees, with the aim of tackling social isolation.

We developed the ‘How to register with a GP’ leaflet which were disseminated at multiple locations across Greater Manchester.


Alongside this, we commissioned the following video, subtitled in five other languages.

These were then promoted on social media to specific groups of people. 

To date we have reached over 84,000 individuals.

Doctors of the World are a charity aiming to "empower excluded people, to access healthcare at home and abroad".

They developed 'Safe Surgeries Toolkit' - laying out 7 steps GP practices can take to tackle the barriers faced by many migrants in accessing healthcare.

We have been supporting Doctors of the World in their efforts to encourage more GP practices across Greater Manchester.

For more information, visit...


Download the toolkit here:

Additional Resources...

In addition to the resources above. Take a look at some of the other ways you can support Asylum Seekers and Refugees...

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Running A Peer Group

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Writing A Case Study

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Registering With A GP


How To Guide:

Registering With A GP


The ‘City of Sanctuary’ award scheme, run by City of Sanctuary who have a hub in Manchester, were identified as an excellence scheme for health centres, and involve training for practice staff and change implementation to the benefit of refugees and asylum seekers within surgeries. 


The NHS Welcome Project practically supported GP practices – through training events and surgery visits – to improve the knowledge and understanding of staff about asylum seekers and refugees, and to improve access to healthcare.