WEA-Summer online courses

The WEA has lunched a series of summer online training including courses to develop English language and functional skills.

In addition, there’s an online Level 1 Community Interpreting Initial Assessment. The online Initial Assessment for the Community Interpreting course is on the 19/4 at 10:00.

Students will be required to accept their course in Canvas (the WEA learning platform) when they receive the link. They also be need to watch a brief video (in Canvas) which explains how to do the initial assessment tasks. The tasks have to be completed before students attend the initial assessment on 19/4.

click here for flyer and brochure

COVID-19, the vaccination programme and importance of GP registration

Kirklees Council’s Migration and Resettlement Team are inviting you to a virtual Q&A session for those working with Migrant Communities: 

COVID-19, the vaccination programme and importance of  GP registration

The session will be chaired by the Kirklees Council’s Head of Public Health and supported by other professionals including a GP from the Whitehouse Centre GP practice in the centre of Huddersfield.  The Whitehouse Centre specialises in supporting the health and wellbeing needs of asylum seekers and the homeless in Greater Huddersfield

The session will be taking place on Friday 5th March 2021, 1:30pm – 3pm.

Please book your ticket through the Eventbrite link. Virtual Q&A session on COVID-19 Tickets, Fri 5 Mar 2021 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

This session will:

  • Give an overview of the current COVID-19 situation in Kirklees
  • Overview of the vaccination programme
  • Equip you with the facts and information you need to inform migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Kirklees
  • Discuss how we can work together to increase the uptake of vaccine including the importance of GP registration
  • Ask your questions about COVID-19 and the vaccination programme

Once booked you will receive a Zoom link to the session to join us on the day; thanks to TSL for hosting this.

The last 30 minutes of the session will involve Migration, Cohesion and Health Watch Kirklees Teams sharing with the group a new initiative that you are all invited to contribute to and develop further.

The aim of the initiative is to develop a network of community champions/connectors from our local migrant communities to work closely with so they can develop their own messages and share them with communities. Information will be provided regarding NEW funding available for communities to develop their own messages.

For further details please contact Abed Moubayed, via email: abed.moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk

Please share this widely  – the session is for all working with and connected to migrant communities across Kirklees

Migration Yorkshire – Migrant Info Hub. A wide range of translated resources available – Feb 2021

New Translated Resources

 

1.    Translated: Covid-19 – the new strain

Covid-19infographics and South Asian Health Foundation, have created infographics to help delineate the main variants of concern and what is currently known about them.

Available in English, Bengali, French, Italian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Tamil, and Turkish. More languages available soon.

2.     Translated: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)

UK.gov have produced new holistic translated guidance on how everyone can help stop the spread of coronavirus. The guidance is organised into the following sections; Protect yourself and others, Keep a safe distance (social distancing), Remember the basics of good hygiene, Wear a face covering, Let fresh air in (ventilation), Get tested if you have symptoms, Self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result, Self-isolate if you live with someone or are a contact of someone who has COVID-19, Vaccination

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Urdu

3.     Translated: Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus

UK.Gov have produced guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection organised into the following headings; Symptoms, Tests for COVID-19, Main messages, If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive COVID-19 test result, If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19Visitors to the household, How COVID-19 is spread, Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in your household, Looking after your health and wellbeing, Financial or other practical support

Available in English, Easy-read, Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (India), Urdu. Stay at home illustration (English)

4.     Translated: How to keep young people safe

Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) offers leaflets with health and wellbeing information for young refugees and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and young people (YP) living in the UK.

1) What you can do to be healthy:  English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

2) How you can take care of your emotional wellbeing: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

3) How the health system is organised in the UK: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

4) Looking after your sexual and reproductive health: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Oromo, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese

5.     Translated: Vaccine encouraging infographics

Kirklees Councils’ Communication Team have produced downloadable translated resources related to vaccines.

Available in: English, Albanian, Arabic, Farsi, Gujarati, Hungarian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Spanish, Urdu

6.     Translated: Shielding (lockdown 3) summary infographics

An infographic series from Leeds Health Partnerships Team explaining shielding during lockdown 3. (Published January 2021)

Available in: English, Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Tigrinya, Urdu

Download the set here

7.     Updated: Translated: 4 part video series answering Vaccine FAQs

Ask Doc have created a series answering FAQs about Covid vaccines, and sharing covid vaccination experiences.

Part 3: Is the vaccine safe? Added Somali, Sylheti

New: “I’ve had by Covid Vaccination series:

  • Dr Raja has had her Covid Vaccine: English, Urdu
  • Dr Choudry has her covid Vaccine: Urdu
  • Covid Vaccine: A patients story: English, Urdu
  • more languages to come

To share the whole series in a particular language – share these links: EnglishArabicBengaliFarsiGujaratiHindiKurdishMalayalamPunjabiPushtoSomaliSylhetiTamilTurkishUrdu

8.     New languages: Video – How does the Pfeizer vaccine work?

How Does the Pfeizer Vaccine Work? Videos published by Ask Doc: Feb 2021           

Now available in: English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Pashto, Urdu

9.     New languages: Video – How does the Astra Zeneca vaccine work?

How Does the Astra Zeneca Vaccine Work? Videos published by Ask Doc: Feb 2021

Now available in Available in English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Pashto, Urdu

Information Resources

  1. Multi-channel video encouraging vaccine uptake among “BAME” communities

A video encouraging vaccine uptake among people from “BAME” communities, has been aired across all major commercial UK broadcasters

  1. Guidance for specific groups registering with GPS

NHS England has specific guidance on registering with a GP for different groups:

  1. Posters that give clear information on how to register with a GP

The NHS have shared downloadable, editable posters to help encourage communities to register at their local GP. ‘Welcome to General Practice’  ‘Please come and register with your local GP’  

  1. COVID-19: migrant health guide

Public Health England have published guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients. The advice contains information on:

  1. Supporting your children’s remote education during coronavirus

The Department for Education has updated their information and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home. The guidance includes sections on:

  • What you should expect for your child’s remote education
  • Supporting your child during remote education
  1. Resources encouraging people to take part in vaccine research

The National Institute for Health Research has created “COVID and Me Vaccine Dramas” – short films sharing conversations about vaccine research aimed at encouraging wide participation in studies.

 

Training and events

  1. Vaccine seminar – South Asian Health Foundation addresses vaccine barriers

South Asian Health Foundation held a COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar on February 9th, ‘building on the SAGE findings and talking about vaccine uptake and hesitancy in ethnic minority populations.’

Migrant Info Hub Update Information.

  • This roundup will be sent weekly on Fridays
  • On the Updated Hub you can now search for resources by language, by topic or by date
  • If you have any feedback on the format or content of this weekly roundup, or the Migrant Info Hub, it is warmly welcome
  • Please feel free to share this information with your networks – new subscribers can sign up here

If you wish to unsubscribe please let us know at admin@migrationyorkshire.org.uk

Vaccination programme – Kirklees Council translated resources

Kirklees Council Communication Team have produced translated resources related to vaccine.

The following assets are included in the .zip file:

  • Social media graphics.
  • Five types of social media graphics that have been translated into twelve community languages.

you can find all materiel in Kirklees Council Website

COVID-19 Generic resources | Kirklees Council

Census 2021 – Ensuring everyone is included – focus on migration

Kirklees Council and Census are lunching a series of workshops.

Outcome

You will have a sound understanding of:

  • What a Census is and its purpose
  • To ensure awareness is raised of all the support available to our communities and promote the multi lingual, multi platform accessibility of the census, especially for those who may miss out
  • Identify what more we can do, working together, to increase Migrants involvement

Places are limited, please book your place ASAP.

Workshops will take a place via Google Meet. When you register via Eventbrite, click on “add to calendar”.

On the workshop day, you just need to click on the Google Meet link provided.

24.02.21 (11-12noon)

Eventbrite: Online Event Page | Eventbrite

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/xgz-uoub-rxn?hs=224

27.02.21(11-12noon)

Eventbrite: Online Event Page | Eventbrite

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ddw-aksy-oxo?hs=224

02.03.21 (2-3pm)

Eventbrite: Census 2021 Ensuring everyone is included Tickets, Tue 2 Mar 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ezy-mjuv-kmd?hs=224

02.03.21 (7-8pm)

Eventbrite: Online Event Page | Eventbrite

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/kwc-npou-mmk?hs=224

Getting settled before the storm!

For anyone yet to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), a storm is coming. The next six months will be critical in ensuring that anyone eligible to apply has done so. If you need to know more, you can sign up for a free training session provided by Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre (KCALC), in partnership with the Council. One short training session will give you the information you need to shield Kirklees residents from the devastating consequences of failing to apply to the EUSS in time.

 
We are working with communities across Kirklees to ensure as many of those affected as possible can access the scheme, which has to be done online, and obtain the status they are fully entitled to. However, due to the pandemic we are finding it difficult to reach people who are perhaps the most in need – the retired, or the elderly, those who lack capacity or the ability to go online. In many cases, these are the ones who need the scheme the most and it is vital that they can continue to access the services and support they need, without interruption.
 
Not settled yet? All of us who have work colleagues, service users, family, friends or neighbours who came to live in the UK from the EU have a part to play. The scheme also includes people outside the EU who have a partner or spouse that is an EU citizen and their children – they too need to know about the scheme so they can apply in their own right for settled status to stay in the UK.
 
When is the deadline?

The deadline for applications to the EUSS is 30 June 2021, now less than six months away – it’s imperative we act now!

Who should apply?

EU citizens, along with those from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland should apply, along with their family members. 


Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme on the Government website.
 
For advice locally and for assistance in obtaining necessary documents and IT support, visit Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre (KCALC).

If you want to attend a training session  please see dates EU Settlement Scheme Training – kirkleeswelcomes (welcometokirklees.blog), please contact David Bundy or Veronica Matheson on 01484 221000 for further information.

DASH and Refugee at Home collaboration in Kirklees

DASH is working in partnership with national charity Refugees At Home to try and secure more local hosts. Our clients who are not in receipt of Home Office accommodation or support (usually through no fault of their own) are officially destitute. They have No Recourse to Public Funds and are amongst the most vulnerable people we work with. 

Refugees At Home is a national charity that works as a matching agency, connecting guests with hosts (their most famous host being Gary Lineker). Their matching process is professional and rigorous, to ensure safe, positive experiences for guests and hosts alike. They are currently looking for new hosts in Kirklees.

Hosting is a temporary measure. It works hand in hand with ongoing asylum casework. Only by progressing their asylum claim, can a client/guest secure their route out of destitution. This is why the DASH – Refugees At Home partnership makes such good sense – a host provides temporary accommodation while we work to progress the asylum claim.

A poster and the Refugees At Home handbook that goes into full detail about how it all works. 

Please share this post with your friends, family and networks, and feel free to ask us or Refugees At Home any questions.

Vaccine information in community languages

NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards.

Clinicians have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English – in the capital to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach all Londoners.

They explain how the vaccine is given, and give clear evidence that the vaccines work and are safe. It is hoped that the videos will be shared among friends, families, faith and community groups via WhatsApp, text message and on social media. You can view the script in English and download the videos via the links below.

The languages the videos have been produced in are:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Yoruba

NHS England and NHS Improvement London » COVID-19 vaccine communication materials

Register with a GP

You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

You can register on the NHS website.

Healthwatch would like your help to get My Right to Healthcare cards to the people who need them in order to be registered with a GP.

Help Healthwatch Distribute ‘My Right to Healthcare Cards’ To Support People with GP Registration – Forum Central

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination information by visiting the Kirklees Council website – COVID-19 vaccination programme

Another social media resource in different languages

Translations – Social Statics – Coronavirus Resource centre (phe.gov.uk)

The Children’s Society #Look Closer digital pack

The second #LookCloser awareness week begins on Monday 8th February 2021.

In advance of this, we are pleased to share our latest version of the #LookCloser digital pack for you to share both internally with colleagues and with your external networks ready for the 8th February. We’re aware that forces continuing with County Lines Intensification Week from 1st February may want to begin using these resources prior to the 8th February and we can confirm we are happy with this as the #LookCloser key messages assist with the Pursue week.

#LookCloser is a partnership campaign with the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre and the British Transport Police, aiming to raise awareness of child exploitation and abuse, with a particular focus on public spaces.  The campaign also seeks to highlight that child exploitation can happen anywhere, and any young person can be a victim.

Despite the government lockdown and social distancing measures being in place, young people are still being groomed, exploited and abused. We’re encouraging everyone to consider focusing on the public spaces which are still open and where exploitation may be most visible to the public. This could include parks, supermarkets, transport, banks and online environments like gaming and social media platforms.

The attached digital pack includes both public awareness material as well as resources for professionals which focus on the NRM and best practice in engaging young people.

The professionals briefing within the pack, asks colleagues to do the following:  

  1. Share the poster and leaflet digitally. Only circulate physically where safe to do so.
  2. Use our social media assets to share our campaign online from the 8th February.
  3. Download our free professional materials. You may add these to your internal intranet sites or screensavers for colleagues to see.
  4. Copy and paste our email signature to help spread the message to your network.
  5. Visit our #LookCloser webpage to learn more and share our key messages. We have included some specific information for the banking sector, delivery drivers and taxis, ride shares and private hire vehicles

Thanks for your support in taking this campaign forward with us.

  1. look closer briefing
  2. Look closer poster
  3. Look closer leaflet
  4. Look closer slides
  5. Look closer social media
  6. Look closer screen saver
  7. Look closer screen saver2
  8. Look closer screen saver3
  9. Look closer screen saver4
  10. Look closer social asset
  11. Look closer social asset2
  12. Look closer social asset3
  13. Look closer email signature

Communities in Kirklees will get extra support as the 2021 Census approaches

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides a snapshot of households in England and
Wales, helping to plan and fund public services.


Everyone across England and Wales will be asked to take part and the information people give will
decide how services are planned and funded. Ultimately, it ensures funds are invested in emergency
services, health care, school places and other vital services.

For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete
the questionnaire on any device – whether that be a computer, a mobile phone or a tablet. Local
Census support centres will be offering help, while paper questionnaires will be available for those
who need them. All census staff will operate in line with the Government’s latest Covid-19 guidance.
The 2021 Census will include a new question on veterans of the UK Armed Forces, as well as
voluntary questions, for those aged 16 and over, on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The census will be held on 21 March 2021. While results will be available the following year, all
personal records will be locked away for 100 years and kept safe for future generations.


For more information, visit census.gov.uk
To reach your local census engagement manager, contact:
Liz Fox, tel: +44 (0)7452 948401 l Elizabeth.fox66@field.census.gov.uk
Jeff Mitchell, tel: +44 (0)7452 931266 | jeffrey.mitchell45@field.census.gov.uk

Click here for Q&A leaflet

Click here for Arabic engagement leaflet

click here for Kirklees Census intor release

Emotional and Wellbeing Support for Migrants training

Solace are regional leaders in providing therapeutic services for refugees.

This specialist training aims to equip professionals in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in improving their wellbeing and mental health.

Training Objectives:

Developing a greater understanding of how to help migrant groups in Kirklees- with emotional well-being. Comprising of:

1. Understanding the emotional health of migrant groups

2. Understand Solace’s therapeutic services and how to refer to us

3. To have strategies for communicating with migrant groups about emotional well-being

Please note: this is an invite only training session.

A zoom link, passcode and id number will sent after registration; nearer the event.

Date of the training: Friday 12th February 2021

Time of the training: 10:30-12:00

For further details please contact: Abed Moubayed

email: abed.moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk

Tel: 01484 221000, ext: 76281

Please book your place via Eventbrite link

Online Event Page | Eventbrite

Useful translated resources about the vaccination and other information

Migration Yorkshire have provided some useful links in different languages.

  1. Why you have to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine: https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-why-wait
  2. Covid-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff: https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-social-care-staff
  3. What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination: https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-what-to-expect
  4. A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-people-of-childbearing-age
  5. A guide for healthcare workers – Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination. https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-healthcare-workers
  6. COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/issue-based-resources-1/translated-covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults
  7. Translated: How to take Vitamin D safely: Translated: How to take Vitamin D safely — Migrant Information Hub (migrantinfohub.org.uk)
  8. Translated: National Guidance and safer travel guide: Translated: National Guidance and safer travel guide — Migrant Information Hub (migrantinfohub.org.uk)

Solace information package – Arabic version available

To download the leaflets click on the below

Solace Children and Families Wellbeing Project – Parents leaflet

Solace Children and Families Wellbeing Project – Arabic

Solace Children and Families Wellbeing Project – Partner leaflet

Solace Children and Families Wellbeing Project – School leaflet

Solace Children and families wellbeing project – school brochure

Lockdown guidance

Click here for Arabicاضغط هنا للغة العربيةScript 2
Click here for Albanian         klikoni këtu për shqip  Script 2
Click here for Amharic          ጠቅ ያድርጉ እዚህ ለአማርኛScript 2
Click here for Farsi                برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید  Script 2
Click here for Hungarian   Kattintson ide a Magyar  Script 2
Click here for Kurdish          لێرە كليك بكە بۆ كور د ىScript 2
Click here for Mandarin      点击这里查看普通话Script 2
Click here for Polish             Kliknij tu, aby wybrać j. polski  Script 2
Click here for Romanian   apăsați aici pentru limba română  Script 2
Click here for Spanish         Pulse aquí para Español’Script 2
Click here for Urdu              اردو کے لئے یہاں کلک کریں  Script 2
Click here for Guajaratiગુઆજરાતી માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરોScript 2
Click here for Punjabiਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋScript 2

To download the English version please click here

Please click here to download the leaflet

Available Funding… Don’t Miss the Deadline

1. Aviva Community Fund

Aviva have broadened the criteria of the Aviva Community Fund to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs, so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need.

Applications are now open for the next round of the Aviva Community Fund until 5th May. Just click the link above to find out more, and to apply.

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/start-crowdfunding

2. One Community Foundation funding announcement

One Community Foundation for Kirklees has announced changes to their Coronavirus Fund. The grant making charity who is working with the National Emergency Trust to administer the fund, will now accept applications for up to £2,000 from Kirklees based charities and community groups who are responding to the Coronavirus crisis in Kirklees.

There is a new short form to complete, and applicants will need to supply a bank statement in the name of the group, and a copy of their constitution.

Previous applicants are welcome to apply again once they have completed a short evaluation form.

For example:

  • Organisations that support the on-going needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
  • Organisations in support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provisions, or compliment their repose
  • Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions, etc.)
  • Support for food banks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger
  • Community response co-ordination
  • Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effects of the crisis
  • Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support

The fund is currently not accepting applications to counter the loss of income and fundraising.

To make an application please visit http://www.one-community.org.uk/looking-for-funding/coronavirus-emergency-fund.php If you would like to discuss your application please email Emma@one-community.org.uk