South Western Sydney is characterised by its cultural diversity. In 2011, 36 per cent of people living in the region were born overseas, compared with 26 per cent across NSW. Of this, 53 per cent of those born overseas in the region lived in Fairfield.
With such a diverse population brings a range of different health challenges and priorities which vary between each cultural community.
Having a regular GP is important for your and your families health. Your GP is the expert on your health care, and will give you access to specialised treatments and prescription medications as needed.
In South Western Sydney there are GPs who speak languages other than English. South Western Sydney PHN has developed a guide for refugees looking to find a local GP who speaks their language. You can access the guide here.
For more information on health, diet and nutrition, exercise, and quitting smoking visit the links below:
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a leading community-based not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services in the areas of refugee settlement, asylum seeker assistance, housing, multicultural foster care, disability support and employment services in NSW.
SSI is committed to ensuring that people in vulnerable communities in NSW are supported and resourced to fulfill their potential as members of the Australian community.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees leads and co-ordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
Australian Refugee Data
The NSW Refugee Health Service aimss to promote the health of people from a refugee background living in NSW by assisting refugees, and the health professionals who work with them. Services provided include:
1/157-161 George St, Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone: (02) 8778 0770