Health integration team

The health integration team aims to facilitate the integration of overseas arrivals into main stream health services and address inequalities in health and wellbeing. The team has responsibility for newly arrived asylum seekers residing in Barnsley, asylum seekers under the age of 18 without family, refugees, migrant workers and immigrants within the local community.

The team provides:

  • Guidance on accessing health services
  • Advice how to access interpreting services
  • Welfare visits to gypsy and traveller encampments
  • Weekly clinics for TB screening
  • Promotional education events
  • Health checks and minor ailment sessions in initial accommodation centre

Why would someone choose the service

  • As a team we have extensive knowledge of how to appropriately use interpreting services for our service users to break the communication barriers between staff and the individual
  • We are the main source for other services to contact if they require interpreting services for their service users and offer advice on a daily basis
  • Our person satisfaction survey outcomes always receive 98%
  • Our specialist nurses have extensive knowledge in different areas to ensure the right care and input is being initiated for the service user
  • Our team offers advice and information on different health services to integrate vulnerable adults and children into the community

Staff you may meet

  • Non-clinical support staff
  • Nurse
  • Receptionist
  • Specialist health worker

Page last updated on March 10th, 2016

Service delivered in: Barnsley