Service description

The service aims to increase access to and uptake up of healthcare or relevant support services for individuals who have health vulnerabilities upon release from prisons/IRCs (immigration Removal Centres) who would otherwise struggle to engage; Ensure that the health needs of individuals who are leaving prisons/IRCs are met; Ensure a safe transition from prisons/IRC to community-based healthcare and support services in England; Provide follow-up to ensure engagement is maintained. The service goes live in April 2023.

Referral criteria

  • Individuals leaving secure/detained settings (prison/IRC) with an identified health vulnerability who would otherwise struggle to engage with community-based healthcare services and/or relevant support services
  • Individuals with health vulnerabilities aged 18 or above who have left a prison/IRC within the last 28 days.

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