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dc.contributor.authorHaith-Cooper, Melanie*
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-03T16:48:27Z
dc.date.available2014-12-03T16:48:27Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHaith-Cooper, M. (2014) An evaluation of a family health programme for newly arrived asylum seekers living in an initial accommodation centre in Northern England. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 24 (3) 396-399.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6696
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dc.description.abstractAsylum seekers in the UK often have complex health needs but face barriers when accessing health services. A family health programme was established in an initial accommodation centre (IAC) in northern England, by trained volunteers who are refugees and therefore peers. The main focus of the programme is peers educating asylum seekers about health services in the United Kingdom (UK), including maternity services, and evaluation research was undertaken to explore the effectiveness of this. Two sessions were observed and participants provided a short verbal evaluation. Data were thematically analysed. Around 30 people from 17 countries attended the sessions which were evaluated positively. Three themes emerged related to asylum seekers' perceptions of their learning: access to health care, living as a family, and the UK as a caring country. The findings suggest that peers educating asylum seekers within an IAC appears helpful in overcoming barriers to accessing health care in the UK and could facilitate pregnant women to attend for maternity care.en_US
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dc.rights© 2014 MIDIRS (Midwives Information & Resource Service). Reproduced with the agreement of the publisher.en
dc.subjectAsylum seekers, Family, Maternal health services, Pregnancy, Peer support, United Kingdomen_US
dc.titleAn evaluation of a family health programme for newly arrived asylum seekers living in an initial accommodation centre in Northern Englanden_US
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dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T13:55:37Z


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