New Translated Resources
Covid-19 Infographics have published translated versions of an infographic announcing the UK government’s delay to the easing of restrictions, with the date now set for 19th July.
The UK Government’s Migrant Health Guide has now been updated with new information on:
The children’s health page has been updated with additional guidance on assessing the health needs of migrant children.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released statistics on vaccine hesitancy reported as part of the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey carried out between 26th May and 20th June 2021.
- More than 9 in 10 (96%) adults reported positive sentiment towards a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, while 4% reported vaccine hesitancy.
- The same rates of vaccine hesitancy were reported by women and men (both 4%).
- Black or Black British adults had the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy (18%) compared with White adults (4%).
- Vaccine hesitancy was higher for adults identifying Muslim (15%) or Other (11%) as their religion, compared with adults who identify as Christian (3%); however, there was no statistically significant difference when compared with any of the remaining religious groups.
- Adults living in the most deprived areas of England (based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation) were more likely to report vaccine hesitancy (8%) than adults living in the least deprived areas (3%).
Training, events and research
The eighth annual ‘Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees’ conference will be taking place virtually on Tuesday 12th October 2021.
It will include focus sessions on multi-tiered and comprehensive MHPSS Systems & Psychological First Aid, working with refugees to improve mental health, and best practice examples of specialist clinical interventions.
LOHST is a social work practitioner and welfare/support worker survey aiming to understand the specific ways Covid-19 has affected unaccompanied minors and young people’s asylum experience in Britain.
This survey is part of a study, led by the University of Liverpool in collaboration with University College London, Southampton University and the Albanian Support Charity, Shpresa.
It should only take 20 minutes maximum, and there is a chance to win £500 for your organisation. To complete the survey, click on this link.
3. Supporting separated migrant children to thrive during COVID-19
Coram BAAF are taking part in an ESRC funded study ‘Supporting separated migrant children to thrive during COVID-19’. This study is being carried out by the University of Stirling and supported by external partners including the Scottish Guardianship Service (SGS), the Hands Up Project and Terre des Hommes.
Coram are keen to link in with colleagues across the UK who are working with separated migrant children. If you would like to be involved in this study (focus groups will be held in September 2021) please email Dan Murdoch (Daniel.Murdoch@corambaaf.org.uk).