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This is great news! @pritipatel has committed to a full review of the UK's #HostileEnvironment.

This policy is dangerous because it stops people accessing healthcare when they need it.

We look forward to a new approach that's "rooted in humanity". 1/4…
AND the govt. has pledged another £85m for housing rough sleepers during #Covid19UK.

This follows calls from councils & charities, incl. @DOTW_UK, for ongoing support for people experiencing homelessness, who would otherwise struggle to stay safe. 2/4…
Our report #AnUnsafeDistance highlighted the many direct & indirect benefits of the Everyone In scheme, incl. improving rough sleepers' access to healthcare & support services.

See our recommendations going forward 👇… 3/4
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On #WindrushDay, we call on the @ukhomeoffice to immediately suspend #HostileEnvironment policies that prevent migrants in vulnerable circumstances from accessing public services - and to implement the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review. 1/4
Our report #AnUnsafeDistance found that migrants continue to avoid hospitals for fear of overseas visitor charging & NHS data sharing.

This is despite #COVID19 testing & treatment being made exempt. 2/4
"Hostile environment policies have eroded trust in healthcare services to such a degree that even if the message of COVID-19 charging exemptions reaches asylum seekers and undocumented migrants, it is not sufficient reassurance for some." 3/4
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Remember. Reflect. Unite. 💚

Three years since the #GrenfellTower tragedy, victims still don’t have answers with a gov inquiry on hold due to #COVID19.

Meanwhile, thousands of people still live in unsafe homes & their mental health is suffering.
In the wake of the fire, our GP volunteers helped Grenfell survivors get back on their feet.

They found undocumented migrants & asylum seekers living at Grenfell were too scared to seek help for fear of being reported to the @ukhomeoffice 🤐 Image
This is still a problem today.

Our report #AnUnsafeDistance shows fear & distrust of authorities is preventing migrants, asylum seekers & other excluded groups from accessing healthcare during COVID-19.

We must put an end to this #HostileEnvironment. ✊
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Do you have questions about #COVID19's impact on refugees & how you can help?

During #RefugeeWeek2020, we will host a Q&A with the 3 public health doctors who co-wrote our report #AnUnsafeDistance.

Reply below with your questions & they will respond on Jun 18 @ 1pm BST 👇 Image
Find out more about the report:…
A question from Becky (@becky_large97): How has the mental health of refugee women been affected by COVID-19, and has this impacted mental health services directed towards them?
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