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Policy Briefings: Health and Social Care


Health and social care / immigration

While destitute migrants may have some entitlement to social care, the lack of departmental guidance and agreed pathways makes it extremely difficult for them to obtain the necessary services.


Health and social care / immigration

As of 3 March 2015, new regulations on access to health care for migrants - Provision of Health Services to Persons not Ordinarily Resident Regulations 2015- are in place in Northern Ireland. This briefing provides a summary of the contents of the new legislation. The regulations themselves are detailed and assessing a person’s entitlement to healthcare can be fairly complicated. If in doubt about a person's entitlement, it is recommended to seek advice.



Community care / mental health / health and social care

The Mental Capacity Bill was issued for public consultation on 27 May 2014 and the consultation ends on 2 September. The Bill fuses mental health and mental capacity law into a single piece of legislation. 

The aim of this briefing is to foster a greater level of understanding of the complexities of the draft legislation amongst the wide number of stakeholders with a keen and practical interest in the Bill.



Community care / immigration

In the absence of pulished regional immigration data, we seek to calculate the number of refused asylum seekers living in Northern Ireland.



Community care



Community care



Mental health / community care / health and social care



Community care

Mental health



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