Asylum: Housing:Written question - 180826

Asked by Helen Hayes
(Dulwich and West Norwood)

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Asked on: 17 October 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Housing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions he plans to make in the new asylum accommodation contracts to ensure that pregnant women and new mothers have access to adequate maternity care and advice.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 22 October 2018

Under the new asylum accommodation contracts, Providers will be contractually required to take account of the needs of all those that they accommodate, including expectant mothers.

The contract will also ensure that standardised health checks are undertaken whilst Service Users are accommodated in Initial Accommodation and Providers will also be contractually responsible for securing GP registrations for Service Users. This service, where necessary, will include facilitating and providing assistance to attend medical appointments.

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