Asylum health project expands provision

Asylum health project expands provision


Written by: Melanie Singhji

The free healthcare advocacy programme, Project: London, is to open its doors one Saturday of every month to accommodate the rising numbers of users.

Run by the charity Doctors of the World UK, Project: London has been working since 2006 with the aim of helping the most vulnerable get access to medical treatment and advice. It aims to reach asylum seekers, migrants, homeless people, and vulnerable women, such as sex workers or migrant domestic workers, and as such, the project’s free services have become increasingly in demand.

Starting on Saturday 3 July, the new opening hours of the walk-in health clinic will allow access for those unable to make it during the week. The clinic’s volunteer medical support staff offer users practical information and assistance about how to access mainstream medical services, which are often denied or are inaccessible to the most vulnerable.

Project: London is based at Praxis, Pott Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 0EF, and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-5pm, and the first Saturday of every month, 10-3pm. No appointment necessary.

Related links

Project London

Doctors of the World

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