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Migrants in Northern Ireland generally report their health to be good. There can nevertheless be health problems associated with migration. These include: Finding and registering with a doctor (the term ‘GP’ is usually unfamiliar) Language barriers Failure to have basic cultural needs met in hospital e.g. dietary needs Some migrants

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… many new people have come to Northern Ireland. … One of the biggest problems for them is the language barrier – many can’t understand and speak English. … It is very difficult to get necessary information about benefits, legal issues, housing etc. Simple things, such as going to a

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The 2011 Census revealed that people born in N Ireland were nearly twice as likely to have no qualifications as migrants from Central and Eastern European countries. Migrant workers, however, are often employed well below the level of their qualifications and in industries that are different from their area of

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When N. Ireland began to receive more incoming migrant workers in the early 2000s it was clear that there was a lack of preparedness for these people and helping them to fit into a new society. Things are better now but there can still be challenges and these are some

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