Advancing the Rights and Well-Being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
It is with great pleasure that I introduce this online resource hub, funded by Health Education England under the Mary Seacole Leadership awards for the year 2016-2017.
The online resource hub aims to provide accessible and up-to-date information on the rights and well-being of asylum seekers and refugees. Its development was underpinned by a literature review and empirical research based on an action research approach. The respondents were professionals with extensive experience in working with asylum seekers and refugees; some of them were former refugees themselves. They explored and identified the key challenges and solutions related to the complex needs of asylum seekers and refugees and suggested the resources required to support and advance their rights and well-being. The concepts identified were categorised into themes, which were used for organising the contents of the hub. The hub therefore provides information on the plight and health concerns of refugees and asylum seekers. It also highlights the policy changes and the services available to them. As a result, it enhances knowledge and good practice in promoting the health and well-being of refugees and asylum seekers.
Philomène Uwamaliya, Mary Seacole Leadership Awardee for the year 2016-2017 and Senior Lecturer of Mental Health Nursing at Liverpool John Moores University, School of Nursing and Allied Health. A special thank you to various individuals and organisations; Acknowledgements are included here.