This webinar is FREE and you can book your place HERE. We would welcome those who can to donate towards the work of Maternity Action here to help them to continue to undertake their fantastic work within the sector.
This is an emerging area of casework and legal challenge. Migrants face charges of thousands of pounds for essential treatment and the Home Office has a discretion to refuse immigration applications if an applicant has an NHS debt of £500, outstanding for 2 months. Immigration practitioners and other frontline support and advice workers can help people challenge decisions on charging status, negotiate repayment plans, request waivers and make complaints to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Information Commissioner. Solicitors and barristers can challenge charging by way of Judicial Review.
Maternity Action is the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care. The Migrant Women’s Rights Service provides advice and training to midwives and voluntary sector workers on housing, income and healthcare for migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women. You can find out more about Maternity Action's work here.