Health inclusion team

Helping homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers or those with addictions 

The Health Inclusion Team is a nurse-led specialist community team which provides primary health care level services for vulnerable groups (people experiencing homelessness, refugees, asylum seekers, people with addictions, people who frequently attend A&E and people who are street homeless). The homeless service is across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. The refugee, asylum seeker and addiction services are across Southwark and Lambeth.

Our service

Our team provides a range of free and confidential services, including:

  • a full health assessment

  • screening for blood borne viruses 
  • sexual health screening
  • contraception advice including administration of long acting reversible contraception
  • cervical screening
  • routine blood tests
  • treatment for minor illnesses, wounds or injuries
  • advice on how to manage long-term diseases
  • advice and intervention for people who suffer from long-term pain related to traumatic experiences
  • health promotion for young people in homeless hostels
  • referrals to other services where necessary
  • care workers support for Refugees and asylum seekers
  • primary care GP service for destitute failed asylum seekers
  • street outreach (Southwark and Lambeth) health service in collaboration with the street outreach team for rough sleepers.

Resource pack

Download our resource pack (PDF 6Mb) to help GPs and other primary care health professionals in their work with refugees and asylum seekers.