Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on Turkish/Kurdish communities in HaringeyDownload (PDF 440KB)
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Healthwatch Haringey reached out to a number of community organisations with relationships with the Turkish/Kurdish communities. They interviewed and conducted surveys with staff and volunteers from these groups.
It was found that the Turkish and Kurdish communities have been facing difficulties in accessing health and social care services, which is due to the lack of provisions by primary and secondary care providers in supporting vulnerable groups and those who have language difficulties. The Turkish and Kurdish communities have also experienced challenges in obtaining accurate and up-to-date information about the Covid-19 pandemic. Mental health was also an issue raised, especially among refugees and asylum seekers from Turkish and Kurdish backgrounds.
The recommendations related to access to information, access and communication with health services, and mental health and wellbeing.