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New Free Bilingual Health Advocacy service

Headway is a free service available in Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey which offers bilingual health advocacy to refugees and migrants (whatever their immigration status) who have difficulties communicating in English and speak one of the following languages: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Pashtu, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.

The aim of the project is to support clients who are facing physical and mental health difficulties and a language barrier to:

  • Better communicate their health and wellbeing needs in relevant appointments,

  • Access relevant services and understand how they work,

  • Overcome specific barriers to health and wellbeing,

  • Facilitate access to specialist services when required,

  • Support social inclusion. 

The service is delivered by trained, paid bilingual health advocates.  We aim to  build clients’ independence and to provide support for a maximum of 6 months.  We can cover clients’ travel costs to facilitate access.

The project, based at the Manor Gardens Centre, is currently accepting new referrals and would welcome referrals of suitable clients. 

To find out more please contact:

Eleanor Tomlinson

Service Manager,

Health Advocacy Service

Manor Gardens Centre

Telephone: 0207 272 5336 / Mobile: 07483 175 255 / Fax: 0207 263 9660

Email: eleanor@manorgardenscentre.org