Adapting social prescribing to meet the needs of migrant populations: challenges and solutions to service access and effectiveness

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Kellezi, B., Wakefield, J., Bowe, M., Bridger, K. and Teague, K. 2021. Adapting social prescribing to meet the needs of migrant populations: challenges and solutions to service access and effectiveness. Community Psychology in Global Perspective. 7 (2), pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1285/i24212113v7i2p1
AuthorsKellezi, B., Wakefield, J., Bowe, M., Bridger, K. and Teague, K.
Abstract

Experiences of international migrants in host countries are very diverse. However, many migrants face cumulative challenges to their health and wellbeing which can be best supported by health initiatives aiming to a) address needs derived from socio-political context where they live and b) increase meaningful connection with community. This paper discussed the value and challenges of using one such health initiative to support the needs of vulnerable migration populations: ‘Social Prescribing’. Data was collected from two roundtables with forty participants from organisations working with migrants in the UK and those with lived experience of migration and analysed using thematic analysis. Several challenges to accessing health support were identified including issues around acceptability, appropriateness, and quality of care. Participants emphasised the importance of holistic and culturally appropriate approaches which address health needs while recognising legal, economic and other challenges migrants face. To successfully implement initiatives such as Social Prescribing, there needs to be flexibility, shared understanding between service users and providers, community buy-in, attention to safeguarding and direct involvement of migrants in their development and implementation.

KeywordsMigration; health access; social prescribing; participatory research; co-production of services
Year2021
JournalCommunity Psychology in Global Perspective
Journal citation7 (2), pp. 1-21
PublisherUniversità del Salento , Italy
ISSN2421-2113
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1285/i24212113v7i2p1
Web address (URL)http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/article/view/22946
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