Supporting asylum seekers

We have been made aware that there is a large amount of asylum seekers arriving into the Stockport area. There are also refugees and people seeking asylum in other localities across Greater Manchester.

To help you to support them, CPGM have developed some guidance which provides you with:

  • Information around common health challenges they may face
  • Details about how they can collect prescriptions
  • Contact information for other organisations that can provide support
  • Advice around safeguarding
  • Information about how to tackle language barriers

Please view the document below and ensure that your team is aware of this information

Guidance for community pharmacy teams supporting people seeking asylum and refugees in Greater Manchester (January 2024)

The document attached will be updated as required. Please check this page to view the most up to date information.


Sexual abuse information for people seeking asylum 

A new information booklet for asylum seekers, dealing with the subject of sexual assault or abuse, is now available.

It provides important information from the NHS on legal rights and how to access help for past or current sexual abuse, or assault.

The booklet is available in Arabic, Albanian, English, Farsi, Kurdish and Pashto and copies can be found on the Migrant Help website.


TS4SE Training Toolkit – free training modules to support migrants and refugees in the UK

TS4SE works for change that will improve the lives of refugees and migrants in the United Kingdom

This free training toolkit provided by GM can be used by individuals and teams to improve knowledge and awareness to support refugees and migrants.

Its flexible design allows you to choose appropriate modules and work through them at a convenient time. The module topics include:  Awareness, Culture, Improving Access, Communication, Health, Roma, Safeguarding and Housing & Benefits.

You can access TS4SE Training Toolkit here