Who are HARP?

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If you need help with any of the information on this website, or you aren't able to find what you are looking for, please contact your HARP Community Connector. 

HARP is an ICB-funded two-year pilot project that aims to enable and empower Refugees and Asylum Seekers to access health services by tackling health inequalities and removing barriers to health access.

Health inequalities

  • Income
  • Education
  • Access to green space
  • Healthy food
  • The work people do
  • The homes they live in

 Barriers to health access

  • The availability of services in their local area
  • Service opening times
  • Access to transport
  • Access to childcare
  • Language (spoken and written)
  • Literacy
  • Poor experiences in the past
  • Misinformation
  • Fear

We work in partnership with four Coventry community groups who are established supporters of the Refugee & Asylum Seeker Community. Trusted and familiar Community Connectors work to engage with hard to reach groups communicating key messages and sign-posting access to available services.

We aim to: 

  • Support Health Care Professionals to understand the complex needs and experiences of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
  • Implement Solutions through ‘Personalised Care Approach’ developing an understanding of the UK Health system.

Health Access Refugee Programme (HARP)