Safeguarding Training

In collaboration with Safer Kirklees, we are delivering a safeguarding training on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 14:30

Location: The Mission (Theatre Room) 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QA

Trainer: Karen Booth

Aim:

To understand safeguarding in the context of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Outcome

Following this briefing, you will be able to:

  • Understand safeguarding issues and concerns in the context of refugees migrants and asylum seekers
  • Reflect on real case studies
  • Take appropriate action when a safeguarding disclosure is made
  • Reflect on safeguarding processes within your own organisations.

The training will also cover mental health, UASC, age disputes, modern slavery and exploitation including financial, accommodation and the risks around the location etc. and cultural / religious beliefs and awareness (or lack of) expectations within the UK.

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/migration-and-safeguarding-training-session-tickets-167704226857

If you would like to attend please contact Abed Moubayed or Tahira Ahmad for the password

Abed.Moubayed@kikrlees.gov.uk

Tahira.Ahmad@Kirklees.gov.uk

Kirklees introduction to Migration training

Kirklees Council and Migration Yorkshire are delivering an introduction to migration training session

Date: 16 June 2021

Time: 09:30 – 12:00 BST

Aims of the day

To provide an overview of migration in Kirklees for officers, managers, frontline staff and partners of the Council.

Aimed at:

  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners responsible for both strategic and operational management and frontline service delivery;
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners representing diverse communities;
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners who may have no or little knowledge on migration issues;
  • Officers, managers, frontline staff and partners who want to increase their understanding of migration issues in the area.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand different types of migrant groups and different routes of entry to the UK
  • Understand the patterns of migration in the local area and the region and the impact this has on service delivery
  • Understand some of the key current issues relating to migration
  • Understand some of the challenges that can affect migrants and communities with migrants and how Councils and other services may respond to some of these challenges.
  • Understand the support available in Kirklees through #KirkleesWelcomes

The event can be accessed from Zoom or Skype for Business

For further information, please contact Abed Moubayed abed.moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk. Tel no: 01484 221000

Book via eventbrite

Introduction to Migration Tickets, Wed 16 Jun 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

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Migrant Info Hub update: 24 – 28 May 2021

New Translated Resources

 

1.    Translated: Official – Blood clotting and Covid-19 vaccination

UK.Gov / Public Health England have made and translated a leaflet: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting.

Available in: EnglishBraille,  Large Print, BSL, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu

2.      Translated: Video – Take up the vaccine and spread the word!

Leeds NHS and South Asian Arts-uk have produceda light-hearted, co-produced video encouraging people to have the COVID-19 vaccine – and to spread the word in their community to encourage others to do the same.

Available in English with subtitles in Arabic, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish (Sorani), Polish, Punjabi (India), Romanian, Slovak, Tigrinya and Urdu

3.     Translated: Video – Don’t take lateral flow test if you have symptoms

Ask Doc have created translated videos suggesting that people shouldn’t use lateral flow tests if they have covid symptoms, and explaining what people should do instead.

Available in English,Arabic, Bengali, Romanian, Urdu

  1. Translated: Official – guide to phase 2 of the vaccination programme

UK.gov have produced COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme.

  1. What is COVID-19 or coronavirus?
  2. About the types of vaccine
  3. Who should have the COVID-19 vaccines?
  4. Are you at increased risk from COVID-19 infection?
  5. Who is now eligible for the vaccination?
  6. Those who cannot have the vaccine
  7. Who should wait to have the vaccine?
  8. Will the vaccine protect you?
  9. Side effects
  10. What can I do after I have had the COVID-19 vaccine?
  11. Can you catch COVID-19 from the vaccine?
  12. What to do next
  13. If you are not well when it is your next appointment
  14. How COVID-19 is spread?
  15. Further information

Available in: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu

Local NHS and Leeds-based charity launch a video to encourage people to get vaccinated

The NHS in Leeds has teamed up with South Asian Arts-uk, a Leeds-based charity, to co-produce a light-hearted video which encourages people to continue to come forward to have their COVID-19 vaccine.

Sam Prince, Executive Director of Operations for the Leeds Covid Vaccination Programme, said; “Working in partnership with South Asian Arts-uk, we’ve jointly produced a video to encourage people to have their vaccine if they haven’t already done so. Across the district, 403,970 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine and 235,477 have been fully vaccinated[i]. This is great news, but our work is not done as we need everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to book their appointment without delay.

“It’s important that people continue to keep their appointments for their second dose, so that we can keep moving forward with the vaccination programme. Our goal is to offer every adult their vaccine by the end of July.”

Dr Mitul Patel, GP in Leeds and a Member Representative for NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, said; “The short video clip sends out a strong message about getting vaccinated and will resonate with a lot of people. A lot of us have lost loved ones to this awful virus but having the vaccine will help protect us – not just us, but our families and communities too. That’s why I’m making a plea: if you’re eligible for the vaccine, please book your appointment as soon as possible.

“The vaccines are safe and effective and are our best hope to return to normal life. If you have questions about the vaccine, please speak to a healthcare professional who will give you trusted and accurate information.”

Keranjeet Kaur Virdee, Chief Executive at South Asian Arts-uk, said; “People featured in this video are from Leeds and took up the vaccines when they were eligible to have the jab. The NHS in Leeds want to continue to build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine amongst Leeds residents. We hope that this video will inspire everyone to do that.”

You can watch the short video at https://youtu.be/1nLyMome_io

[i] Figures are correct as of 20 May 2020. These can be found on the NHS England website https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations

The video also includes captions in different languages, these are:

For media enquiries please contact:

Issued by the communications team at NHS Leeds CCG. You can contact the team on 0113 84 35528 or 0113 84 35470. Alternatively, please email us: leedsccg.comms@nhs.net

COVID-19 Vaccinations -audio messages to encourage take up in vulnerable populations in Kirklees-Huge thanks to DASH volunteers.

Huge thanks to DASH volunteers who recorded their own messages after taking the vaccine to encourage their communities to take the vaccine and fight the virus.

These audio to be shared on WhatsApp

For Arabic audio message click here

For Farsi audio message click here

For Spanish audio message click here

For Turkish audio message click here

For Kurdish Sorani audio message click here

For Albanian audio message click here

For Urdu audio message click here

For Tigrigna audio message click here

For Somali audio message click here

For Mandarin audio message click here

If you would like to create your own vaccine message in your language and be posted on our social media channels please contact:

Abed.Moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk

You can have the COVID-19 vaccination without an NHS number.

The below information has been produced by COVID-19: migrant health guide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Individuals do not require an NHS number or GP registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and should not be denied vaccination on this basis. Individuals who do not have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP are still entitled to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Local outreach services are available in some areas to provide COVID-19 vaccination to those who are eligible but have difficulties accessing vaccination.

If an individual has an NHS number, they can find it through this online tool.

If someone is denied care because they do not have an NHS number, they can contact NHS England’s customer contact centre.

COVID-19 translated advice and guidance

The above guidance on COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination free of charge (MS Word Document, 92.1KB) has been translated into 40 different languages by the Department of Health and Social Care.

For more information about the vaccination process locally for asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants please contact MigrationAndResettlement@kirklees.gov.uk and we can respond to your questions.

Opportunity for refugees and asylum seekers to contribute to research on UK public library services

Do you know or work with adult refugees and/or asylum seekers who have lived in the UK for 5 years or fewer? If so, please could you let them know about this opportunity to contribute to an on-going research project within the Centre for Social Informatics by completing a short online questionnaire at tinyurl.com/culturepubliclibraries.

The theme of the questionnaire is public library services and their use by refugee and asylum seeker populations. It is available in 9 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  There is an option at the end of the questionnaire for participants to volunteer to take part in an online interview to explore further the topic of public library use by newcomers to the UK.

This data collection exercise forms part of PhD student Rachel Salzano’s doctoral study. Rachel‘s research is concerned with the influence of culture on the use of public library resources by refugees and asylum seekers. In collecting and analysing data provided by members of these communities, Rachel hopes to point to ways that public library support for refugees and asylum seekers may be enhanced. Prior research in this area has tended to focus on the analysis of data collected from those who provide such services, e.g. public librarians. Rachel’s study is valuable because she is examining the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers themselves.

Thanks to everyone who can help alert these hard-to-reach communities of Rachel’s questionnaire at tinyurl.com/culturepubliclibraries.

for more information please visit:

Opportunity for refugees and asylum seekers to contribute to research on UK public library services | Hazel Hall

Kirklees covid community /lateral flow testing -translated information

Kirklees Council has produced translated videos regarding community /lateral flow testing.

Everybody in England is able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

The tests are free.

Take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart).

Rapid lateral flow testing aims to identify people who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms (this is called being asymptomatic), but who are infectious and could spread the infection to others unknowingly. The main aim is to help prevent and reduce transmission in the community.

How to get a rapid lateral flow test

There are different ways to get a twice-weekly test:

  • Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
  • You can go to a mass community testing centre – like the one in the video
  • You can get testing kits from a collection point.
  • If you are unable to get a test by those methods you can ask for testing kits to be delivered to your home.

To find out more please see this link Twice-weekly rapid lateral flow testing | Kirklees Council

The video’s below were recorded at the Hudawi Community Centre one of Kirklees community testing sites and it aims to explain how to carry out a lateral flow test, and goes through:

  1. What to bring with you to a testing centre
  2. What to expect to see and do there
  3. How to entre your details are recorded in the NHS app
  4. What the team there expect you to do
  5. How to do the swab
  6. Results

Albanian – https://youtu.be/_Sd_nSukvk4

Amharic – https://youtu.be/T4G_lVHqdtk

Arabic – https://youtu.be/LnPu2W-8kl0

Farsi – https://youtu.be/w8NUfAtCAAQ

Hungarian – https://youtu.be/RYsVILyaw0E

Kurdish – https://youtu.be/fKZfkP6i0t4

Mandarin – https://youtu.be/CkOxJiA0uNY

Polish – https://youtu.be/GWzPsn9szHE

Punjabi – https://youtu.be/6duDIlJW-eg

Romanian – https://youtu.be/ugFD79mZqrc

Spanish – https://youtu.be/er3YkaObdsA

Urdu – https://youtu.be/i8Z9ukpF3mM

#KW Community Connectors sharing their own messages about having the vaccine.

#KirkleesWelcomes Community Connectors who have had the vaccine are developing their own messages to share with migrant communities to encourage others to take up the offer the vaccine.

We will update this blog post with more messages ……

Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuxZihRR3Ak

Urdu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_ixZhl-ug

Punjabi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK4WJhqgKVY

Portuguese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL5wd5L4YoA

For more information please contact Abed Moubayed or Mohammed Gaber on 01484 221000

Reading Friends Project – Libraries of Sanctuary

The Libraries of Sanctuary Team has started “Reading Friends Project” which aims to:

> Combat loneliness and isolation, through the proven power of reading (research has shown that reading and sharing stories enhances the well-being of refugees and helps mitigate some of the negative states of mind that are associated with refugee/asylum seekers experience, including loneliness and isolation).

 > Connect people by starting conversations through reading

 > Give people opportunities to meet others, share stories, make new friends, and have fun in an informal setting – initially online (probably a mixture of virtual and phone sessions).

It has a focus on those who are considered vulnerable, isolated, at risk of loneliness and are digitally excluded.

For the pilot, we anticipate a group of around 10 individuals; we have started to identify people who may be interested but we expect to be able initially to accommodate another 8 individuals. 

We are purchasing digital tablets to loan, which will enable the people using them to connect to the internet even if they don’t have (for example) wifi connectivity where they live. These will enable people to participate in the project.

If you would like to participate or have any further questions, please do get in touch with Abed Moubayed Abed.Moubayed@Kirklees.gov.uk or David Summers david.summers@kirklees.gov.uk

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

Weekly Migrant Information Hub update 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
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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.

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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