Health and Social Care Advocacy is a project for people who are refugees living in Lancashire and Blackpool and people who are seeking asylum in those areas.
Refugees tell us that they often experience barriers in accessing health and care services. This includes a lack of accessibility, access to quality interpretation and understanding of the services available.
Through this project our Advocates are supporting people to understand their rights and access services.
Our Advocates can support people who have resettled in Lancashire to:
- Understand rights to health and social care.
- Explore options and choices.
- Access health and social care services.
This could include accessing dentists, mental health services, carers assessments and more.
How we help:
One to one advocacy: working alongside people to help them achieve their desired health and social care outcomes.
Group Advocacy: facilitating group sessions to support people to feel confident and comfortable to speak up for themselves.
Health and Social Care Sector Support: working with health and social care providers to identify issues they face which in turn creates barriers for people accessing their services.
Find out more, or make an online referral by following the links below. Or you can call us for an informal discussion on 0300 3038 037.