What did we do?
This project explores the accessibility of health and social care services for Latin American communities in Southwark. It responds to feedback we have received that levels of Latin American engagement with health and social care services remain low.
The research was conducted through a written survey, focus group and 1-1 interviews to gain in-depth personal accounts of accessing health and social care services. Overall, we engaged with 67 Latin American residents in Southwark. Our findings demonstrate that the majority of respondents have experienced barriers to accessing healthcare, particularly primary care services such as GPs.
Based on our findings, we produced a set of recommendations to improve access to health and social care services for Latin Americans in Southwark. We hope that these findings can contribute to further work on Latin American communities, to understand their wants and needs, as well as how best to support them.
This report will be presented at Healthwatch Southwark’s Latin American Health Event in September 2023.
We have provided summaries of this report in English, Spanish and Portuguese.