Migrant Health

 
Family of four

Support for Migrant Health

WELCOME PACK INFORMATION:  

There are welcome packs with plenty of useful information on the following websites:

 

BCP Council: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Dorset Council: www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/refugee-programme-in-dorset

Government: www.gov.uk/government/publications/welcome-a-guide-for-ukrainians-arriving-in-the-uk

REGISTERING WITH A GP: 

Everyone has a right to register with a GP and Ukrainians do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number (they may be asked to provide ID but it is not a requirement).

 

www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/


For detailed information on how the NHS works in Ukrainian:

 

www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/UKRAINIAN-How-the-NHS-works-infographic.pdf

EMERGENCIES: 

Ensure that when they arrive, you speak to your guest about how to contact the emergency services. In Ukraine, they have different numbers for the different services.  Make sure you explain that if someone does not speak English, they can say the name of the language they do speak (in English) for the call handler to source an interpreter. 

 

101 – non emergency police contact

111 – non emergency healthcare

999 – emergency services

UNIVERSAL CREDIT: 

Please encourage them to fill in these forms as soon as possible: 

 

www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim

 

NATIONAL INSURANCE: 

Please encourage them to fill in these forms as soon as possible: 

 

www.gov.uk/national-insurance/your-national-insurance-number

 

JOBS:  

Please visit these websites
 

www.dorsetrec.org.uk

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/immigration

 

SCHOOLS: 

Please contact your local council to discuss school placements, not individual schools: 

 

www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/schoolsandlearning/school-admission Tel: 01202 123222 

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk Tel: 01305 221060 

Ukrainian guests can get free hours childcare when their child is aged 2 to 4. For more information: www.gov.uk/get-childcare

FOOD BANKS:  

Please check opening times: 

 

www.wimbornefoodbank.org.uk

www.trusselltrust.org/shop/verwood

www.parishofcorfemullen.church

HELP AND KINDNESS:

A voluntary organisation based in Dorchester, who provide a list of local groups and networks in local areas:

 

www.helpandkindess.co.uk

SAFEGUARDING: 

For more information please visit:

 

www.bcpsafeguardingadultsboard.com

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/care-and-support-for-adults/dorset-safeguarding-adults-board/dorset-safeguarding-adults-board

BARNADOS:  

Barnados are able to support anyone who has been impacted by the Ukraine Crisis and are offering help with free counselling sessions, practical support and signposting.  

www.barnardos.org.uk

Tel:  0800 148 8586

BEREAVEMENT:

For more information please visit:  

www.cruse.org.uk

Tel: 0800 808 1677

 

 

TRAUMA INFORMATION: 

For more information please visit:

 

www.psychologytools.com

www.saneukraineonline.org

www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/psychosocial-support

STEPS TO WELL-BEING:

For more information please visit:

www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk

https://dorsetmind.uk/

TRANSLATION SERVICES:  

There are many resources for translating: 

Mondly

Babbel

Google translate

Duolingo