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Non-English Speakers

UK Health Services

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services. Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. You can open the leaflets in one of the following languages.

england EnglishUrdu Urdu
albania Albanianindia Hindi
egypt Arabiclithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarianpoland Polish
Iran Farsiportugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin)spain Spanish
russia RussianFrench French
Turkish TurkishPunjabi Punjabi
Gujerati GujeratiSomali Somali
Croatian CroatianBengali Bengali

Wiltshire Guide for Migrant Workers

This is a bilingual guide in English and Polish and is informative and useful in helping you and your family become established in the community and as residents of Wiltshire. You can download the guide from Additional Publications at For further queries, please contact TCAF on You can also write to Trowbridge Community Area Future, St Stephens Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AH.

Language Line

If English isn't your first or preferred language you can still use our service. All NHS services uses an interpretation service called Language Line, to support patients who cannot or prefer not to speak English. Language Line is a private, confidential service.

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