The Gateway Protection Programme (GPP) is an international refugee resettlement programme run by the United Nations’ refugee agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Under the scheme some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees, including many who have lived in refugee camps for years, are offered a safe route to a country where they are granted indefinite leave.
Those involved have already been accepted as refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and are unable to return to their country of origin or settle in the country where they are currently. The GPP is operated in the UK by the Home Office in partnership with the UNHCR. The programme offers a legal route for refugees to settle in the UK each year. Refugees who are settled in local boroughs in the UK are entitled to free NHS healthcare and are supported to access services on arrival.
The remit of the R & I Team is to provide an appropriate, robust care plan for all refugees who are resettled to Bury via the Gateway Protection Programme, from the time of arrival and throughout the subsequent 12 month support period.
The Resettlement and Integration Team is currently made up of a Specialist Nurse and an Admin Support Officer
All refugee patients are referred via the Home Office to our services once accepted by the United Nations.