Our Long Term Conditions Health Inequalities Service Meet With Local Turkish and Kurdish Women




Image of our team meeting with local turkish and Kurdish women

Taking health care information to the local community

Last Tuesday, the Federation’s Long-Term Conditions Health Inequalities Service had the opportunity to connect with members of Haringey's Kurdish and Turkish communities during a meeting with the Refugee Worker’s Cultural Association and the Rengin Women’s Choir.

The team, which included Community Wellbeing Advocate Alkan, Integrated Services Manager Heval, Health Care Assistant Rafaela, and Health Inequalities Nurse Ana, were there to provide health education guidance to the group.

They highlighted the help and support available for long term health conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and diabetes as our research shows us that Kurdish and Turkish communities are disproportionately affected by these health issues.

The team shared information on the health checks available to the community and answered questions from those present. In this way, the team aims to help the community navigate the health care system better, ensuring they get the care they need to stay healthy.

By providing tailored health education and information, the team is empowering individuals to take control of their health and access the care they require. 


What did those present have to say?

"Our service is committed to reducing health inequalities across Haringey's diverse communities which is why it is a top priority for us to join community meetings like this and make health information as accessible as possible."

Integrated Services Manager Heval

"It was an honour and a privilege to meet the Women of the Rengin Choir where we held an insightful and engaging session about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease and shared top tips for staying healthy."

Health Inequalities Nurse Ana

"You and your all colleagues come to our centre to inform us. That’s very important because have problems reaching the primary healthcare services. Thank you for coming."

An attendee speaking to Community Wellbeing Advocate Alkan

"It is very important for our service to build trust and a good relationship with the population. We want the community to be informed so they can support our project to have the best outcome possible."

Health Care Assistant Rafaela

Published: May 4, 2023