Equal Rights Trust Letter to Secretary of State for Health Regarding Health Access for Roma Communities

Monday, 30 November, 2015

Equal Rights Trust letter to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health (in 2015) on ensuring equality in access to healthcare for migrant Roma communities. The letter shares the findings of consultation meetings which were undertaken with members of the migrant Roma community in four regions of the United Kingdom: Greater London, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and the East Midlands, and to make recommendations for how the Department could better meet its obligations under the Equality Act 2010. These consultations revealed the existence of significant barriers which prevent members of this community from accessing health services on an equal basis with others. Through this letter the Trust seeks to bring these issues to the Secretary of State's attention, given the UK's obligations under the Equality Act 2010.


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