Over the three years, hundreds of Gurkha veterans have settled in the UK where they can receive better medical care and a brighter future for their families. These veterans have come to the UK with no support network, little spoken English and poor health requiring specialist support.
The role of the Community Outreach Worker has been assumed by a member of that community who is familiar with their needs and speaks Nepalese. In order to make a sustainable impact on the health and wellbeing of the Gurkha community, the outreach worker will concentrate on a 12 month programme started in May 2012, which will address the following needs - establishing a Gurkha meeting place, English language development, the emerging needs of older Gurkhas and needs of young dependants of Gurkhas, thus providing a lifeline for the whole community and facilitating integration into the wider community.
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