Asylum Seeker and Refugee Rapid Health Needs Assessment


Supporting Information

The purpose of this document is to summarise the available evidence and information about the local population to inform commissioning intentions for East Sussex County Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Asylum seeker and refugee populations are increasing worldwide through war and conflict. The U.K. has seen increases in refugees and asylum seekers through ongoing global conflict including the war in Ukraine. Refugees and Asylum seekers have specific health needs and vulnerabilities that need considering in both health care terms and the wider determinants of health. Asylum seekers and refugees have large health inequalities and the need to understand these, address them to enable positive health and wellbeing is essential.


Needs Assessment Health Inequalities Equality groups Local

Resource Date

December 2023