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For those caught in the immigration system, access to health care can be a challenging issue. The rules around access are complex and this can be doubly the case when it comes to accessing substance misuse treatment.

Supported by the Mayor of London, Homeless Link have produced a toolkit clarifying the entitlement of migrants to substance misuse treatment. This training will provide an overview of access to all health services with a particular focus on access to substance misuse treatment and how to use the toolkit and other resources to support you in your work.

This training session is for substance misuse workers working with migrants experiencing homelessness.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the issues of access to healthcare for migrants
  • Understand what regulations govern eligibility for access to healthcare
  • Understand the terms “exempted person” and “exempted treatment”
  • Be able to use the Substance Misuse Toolkit to identify homeless migrants’ eligibility for substance misuse treatment

This training is supported by the Mayor of London and is delivered by Praxis in partnership with Homeless Link.

This course is part of the Supporting non-UK nationals training programme.

If you work frontline in the homelessness sector, please sign-up to our newsletter to be informed of the next set of dates for the courses that are appropriate for you.

Please note this training programme is supported by the Mayor of London and so is for people who are working in London.

How to join

Due to high demand, please register your interest below to submit an expression of interest in attending the session and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Opie, email hannah.opie@homelesslink.org.ukor call 07939967209

Register your interest