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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

Sound Women Online Gig 2021-line up and booking!

We are very excited to announce the full line up for Sound Women 2021!

Being an online gig brings different challenges, but as always we have some truly remarkable women performing and it promises to be another amazing evening. One advantage of the online format is that Lisa Luxx will join us from Beirut for her performance! We will also be sharing some heartfelt original songs from the women of WomenCentre, written during lockdown, and we’ll throw in some songs that the audience can join in with 🙂

Please share the flyer with the women you work with and also with family and friends.  

Friends and family can book and donate to WomenCentre using Eventbrite (link on the attached flyer and here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-women-online-gig-tickets-142211356997

Weekly Migrant Information Hub update

 

Migrant Info Hub update #8: 27Feb – March 5th 2021

A variety of new and updated resources this week. We hope there is something useful for you here. Best wishes, MIH team

Translated Resources: Mental health & self-care, detailed official covid-restrictions, letters to high risk and vulnerable adults and young people, access to quality legal advice (and complaints procedures), vaccine explanation videos, updated detailed Covid-19 information leaflets and MP3s.

Information Resources: National Youth Agency Covid-19 Guidance & webinar, Public Health England: New ‘Covid-19 – Road Map explainers, Easy read roadmap infographic, Local radio from all over the world, Updated guidance for staff involved in accommodation for asylum seekers.

Training, events and research: Recorded Vaccine Webinar for Imams & Community Leaders, COVID-19 Vaccination – Workforce Cell Communications team – resources and requests around the vaccine rollout to ‘BAME’ health and social care workers.

New Translated Resources

 

1.   Translated: Mental health and self care information

Mindwell Leeds have produced a range of information on their website which has a facility enabling you to change the language of each resource. These resources are therefore available in a huge range of languages. Note: Where resources mention services, they often offer national and regional organisations as well as services in Leeds.

2.    Translated: Detailed Stay at Home Guidance by UK Gov

UK.Gov have translated stay at home guidance which takes account of the recent roadmap announcements. Find out what you can and cannot do.

The summary covers, what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown, Hands. Face. Space, Reducing the chance of catching or spreading the virus in your home, When you can leave home, Meeting other people, Exercising, Face coverings, Support and childcare bubbles, If you break the rules, Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus, Going to work, Going to school or college, Universities, Childcare, Travel, International travel, Staying away from home overnight, Care home visits, Funerals, Weddings, civil partnerships and religious services, Places of worship, Sports and physical activity, Moving home, Financial support, Businesses and venues, Businesses and venues which can remain open, Healthcare and public services,


Available as a webpage in English, and as a PDF in Easy read, Large print, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shamukhi, Slovak, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

3.    Translated: UK Gov letter to people identified as high risk – aged 19 to 69

Translated reference-only version of letter to people identified as high risk by COVID-19 population risk assessment model, aged 19 to 69 sent 17 February 2020.

Available in: English, easy-read, large print, audio, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

4.    Translated: Videos – how vaccines protect you and others

Medical Aid Films have published these vaccine explainers, explaining how vaccines work, how they are produced, and how they are safety assured.

Available in: English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili

5.    Translated: Videos supporting vaccination

Retas worked together with language speaking health professionals to produce videos encouraging vaccine uptake (based on NHS guidance)

Available in: Arabic, Tigrinya and Blin (an Eritrean language)

6.    Translated: Letter to clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people

 

UK.Gov translated a letter to clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people

Available in English, Large Print, Easy Read, BSL, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

7.    Translated: How to access quality legal advice (and how to raise concerns about poor advice)

Posters from UK Gov explaining how to source quality advice.

8.    Translated: Doctors of the World – UK based detailed Covid -19 Information in Audio and Text

Doctors of the World has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources, which are offered  in 60 languages, and in various formats.

English, Afrikaans, Afrikaans MP3, Albanian, Albanian MP3, Amharic, Amharic MP3, Arabic, Arabic MP3, Armenian, Armenian MP3, Bulgarian, Bulgarian MP3, Bengali, Bengali MP3 , Burmese, Burmese MP3 , Czech, Czech MP3, Dari, Dari MP3, Dutch, Dutch MP3, Estonian, Estonian MP3, Farsi, Farsi MP3 , Filipino, Filipino MP3, Finnish, Finnish MP3, French, French MP3, German, German MP3, Greek, Greek MP3, Gujarati, Gujarati MP3, Hausa, Hausa MP3, Hindi, Hindi MP3, Hungarian, Hungarian MP3, Igbo, Igbo MP3, Indonesian, Indonesian MP3, Italian, Italian MP3, Japanese, Kiswahili, Kiswahili MP3, Korean, Korean MP3 , Krio, Krio MP3, Kurdish (Sorani), Kurdish (Sorani) MP3, Latvian, Latvian MP3, Lithuanian, Lithuanian MP3, Mayalam, Mayalam MP3, Nepali, Nepali MP3, Oromo, Oromo MP3, Pahari, Pahari MP3, Pashto, Pashto MP3, Pidgin, Pidgin MP3, Polish, Polish MP3, Portuguese, Portuguese MP3, Punjabi (India), Punjabi (India) MP3, Romanian, Romanian MP3, Romani, Romani MP3, Russian, Russian MP3, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Simplified) MP3, Sindhi, Sindhi MP3 , Slovak, Slovak MP3, Somali, Somali MP3 , Spanish, Spanish MP3, Tamil, Tamil MP3, Tetum, Tetum MP3 , Tigrinya, Tigrinya MP3, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Traditional) MP3, Turkish, Turkish MP3 , Twi, Twi MP3, Urdu, Urdu MP3, Vietnamese, Vietnamese MP3, Wolof, Wolof MP3, Yiddish, Yiddish MP3, Yoruba, Yoruba MP3.

Information Resources

  1. National Youth Agency Covid-19 Guidance

The National Youth Agency (NYA), with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, developed youth sector specific advice and guidance to support local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. It is intended to guide the youth sector in opening up services for young people at the right pace and time. The full guidance document is available to download via the NYA website.  There is also a NYA Covid-19 guidance webinar available to watch

Public Health England have created new coronavirus campaigns and resources for ‘COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021′ – Road Map, ‘Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’ and ‘Back to School’. Roadmap key dates, Explainer Videos (see below) / Explainer Video BSL and Transcript, Social media animation: Social Contact Rules

Dudley Voices for Choice have created an easy read roadmap explainer.

Easy access to local radio from all over the world is available via Radio green

It has sections covering: General information, Residents with symptoms or positive test results, Contact tracing, Cohorting, Staff

 

Training, events and research

  1. Recorded Vaccine Webinar for Imams & Community Leaders

Dr Usman Choudry and Dr Fazel Butt from AskDoc deliver a Covid Vaccine Webinar for Imams & Community Leaders (published 25 February 2021 by Ask Doc)

  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Workforce Cell Communications team

NHS England and NHS Improvement have shared some resources to support the vaccine rollout among ‘BAME’ health and social care workers.

  • The new NHS England and NHS Improvement vaccine programme communications pack and NHS England and NHS Improvement staff vaccine campaign guide can be requested here.
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced downloadable vaccine infographics
  • A video of why vaccination is important for health and social care colleagues featuring Dr Nikki Kanani and a video from the NHS chief people office, Prerana Issar
  • Example content we have received from colleagues to help us spread positive pro-vaccine messaging Dr Mayank Patel, Dr Carter Singh
  • COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccinationTranslated copies are available to download and more languages will be available soon. (this is a resource we have shared in this update before)

‘As well as sharing the content above and attached, there a few more ways you can help us to raise awareness of the vaccination programme with BAME staff and communities:

  • If you chair or are part of a relevant staff network, please add workforce vaccination to the agenda of any upcoming meetings to help promote the importance of vaccination and to answer any questions or concerns that may arise. We may be able to help provide speakers
  • Provide, and encourage colleagues to provide, content to help support vaccine messaging. This includes;
  • short videos – up to 90 seconds for social media platforms
  • supportive quotes – for social media and other electronic messaging
  • photographs of BAME staff receiving the vaccine – for social media platforms

We are particularly keen on reaching colleagues in estates and facilities, who are currently underrepresented in our communications. If you have particular links to this group, please pass on this email or share the details with us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch: nhsi.covid19.workforce-comms@nhs.net

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
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EUSS NEW fact sheet translations

The government has added 26 translations of the factsheet which provides the key points of the EU Settlement Scheme on one side, and lists the support available on the reverse.

Available in български (Bulgarian), Česky (Czech), Cymraeg (Welsh), Dansk (Danish), Deutsche (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), Español (Spanish), Eesti (Estonian), Suomi (Finnish), Français (French), Gaeilge (Irish), Hrvatski (Croatian), Magyar (Hungarian), Íslensk (Icelandic), Italiano (Italian), Lietuvių (Lithuanian), Latviešu (Latvian), Malti (Maltese), Nederlands (Dutch), Norsk (Norwegian), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese), Română (Romanian), Slovenčina (Slovak), Slovenščina (Slovenian), Svensk (Swedish).

Weekly Migrant Information Hub update

 

Migrant Info Hub update #9: 6 March – 11 March 2021

Welcome to this week’s update, especially everyone who signed up this week. We hope you find these resources useful.

Thanks to everyone who created and shared resources. As always, all feedback is welcome.

Best wishes,

MIH team

Translated Resources: COVID-19 Vaccines Explained series, EU settlement scheme – factsheet, Astra Zeneca video explainer, Pfizer video explainer, Testing for coronavirus before hospital, How to stop the spread – easy read, Vaccination guide for older adults, Vaccination guide for healthcare workers, Vaccination for childbearing age, Vaccination for social care staff, What to expect after your vaccine and Why you are being asked to wait.

Information Resources: WomenCentre digital gallery for International Women’s Day, NHS update on text alerts for COVID jab and further government support for tenants.

New Translated Resources

 

1.   Translated: COVID-19 Vaccines Explained Series

The World Health Organization has created a series of illustrated Vaccines Explained topics using infographics and videos.

  • Topic 1 – How Do Vaccines Work?

Available in English images, English videos, Arabic images, Arabic videos, Chinese images, Chinese videos, French images, French videos, Portuguese, Russian images, Russian videos, Spanish images, Spanish videos

  • Topic 2 – How Are Vaccines Developed?

Available in English images, English videos, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

  • Topic 3 – Manufacturing, Safety and Quality Control of Vaccines

Available in English images, English videos, Arabic, Chinese,  French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

  • Topic 4 – The Race for a Covid Vaccine

Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

  • Topic 5 – Access and Allocation

Available in English , Arabic , Chinese , French , Portuguese, Russian , Spanish

  • Topic 6 – Country Readiness for Covid –19 Vaccines

Available in English and Arabic

  • Topic 7 – The Effects of Virus Variants on Covid-19 Vaccines

Available in English

  • Routine immunization during COVID-19

Find out more about routine vaccines during the pandemic for you and your family:

Available in English , Arabic , Chinese , French , Russian  and Spanish

The government has added 26 translations of the factsheet which provides the key points of the EU Settlement Scheme on one side, and lists the support available on the reverse.

Available in български (Bulgarian), Česky (Czech), Cymraeg (Welsh), Dansk (Danish), Deutsche (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), Español (Spanish), Eesti (Estonian), Suomi (Finnish), Français (French), Gaeilge (Irish), Hrvatski (Croatian), Magyar (Hungarian), Íslensk (Icelandic), Italiano (Italian), Lietuvių (Lithuanian), Latviešu (Latvian), Malti (Maltese), Nederlands (Dutch), Norsk (Norwegian), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese), Română (Romanian), Slovenčina (Slovak), Slovenščina (Slovenian), Svensk (Swedish).

Gujarati and Turkish versions added

Gujarati version added

Punjabi (Pakistan) version added

Easy read version added

French and Ukrainian versions added

French and Ukrainian versions added

French and Ukrainian versions added

  1. Translated: Vaccination guide for social care staff

French and Ukrainian versions added

  1. Translated: What to expect after your vaccine

French and Ukrainian versions added

  1.  Translated: Vaccination – Why you are being asked to wait

French and Ukrainian versions added

Information Resources

  1. WomenCentre – Women, lockdown & the future

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WomenCentre have created a Digital Gallery to showcase the creative work of female participants in the Connecting Opportunities project. The gallery features Get Inspired creative sheets available to download – focusing on photography, drawing, poetry and conceptual art.

  1. NHS update on text alerts for COVID jab

The NHS will begin texting people from 10 March 2021 inviting them to book their COVID jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment.

For more information visit the NHS website.

  1. Further government support for commercial and residential tenants

The Government have announced that the ban on commercial evictions will be extended to 30 June and bailiff enforced eviction ban extended to 31 May to protect residential tenants.

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
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Kirklees Census Support Centres

From jeff mitchell KIRKLEES Census Team

Our Kirklees Census Support Centres at dip are here to help with general census queries, help you to fill in your census form or to discuss other ways to support you. Our Kirklees Census Support Centres are currently only offering remote support by telephone or video call.

Please contact for assistance and/or to make an appointment. Telephone calls to these two locations are through a freephone number.

Lines are open at dip (North Kirklees) and dip (South Kirklees) between 11.00am to 5.30pm Mon-Fri.

Get in touch to book an appointment.

On the phone – 0800 279 7861 or by email- mailbox@dipgroup.net

Find out more about our service on line at:-

https://census.gov.uk/help/find-a-census-support-centre

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, 9 April 2021 10:30

Friday, 7 May 2021 10:30

For further details please contact: Abed Moubayed

email: abed.moubayed@kirklees.gov.uk

Tel: 01484 221000, ext: 76281

Eventbrite links to register on the training sessions:

Emotional and wellbeing support for Migrants-09.04.21

Emotional and wellbeing support for Migrants-07.05.21

Migrant Information Hub weekly update – Feb 20th-26th

Migrant Info Hub update #7: 20-26 February 2021

Dear colleagues and change-makers, another bumper update for you this week – thanks to all who shared, I hope there is something here to support your work, Trace.

In this week’s update:

New Translated Resources: The roadmap out of lockdown, Free access to healthcare, mental health and wellbeing, maternity, vaccines, vaccine scams, and getting tested before hospital treatment.

New Info Resources Guidance on; the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the region,  supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, , vaccine inequalities, school attendance and accessing quality EU Settlement Scheme advice. Vaccine campaign materials, vaccination inequalities.

New Training, Events and Research: Vaccine Q&A for Deaf communities, Free Children and young people’s psychological First Aid training, Community Leaders Test and Trace webinar, Surveys: EU nationals & Covid-19, Needed translations, Vaccines for All Campaign

 

New Translated Resources

 

  1. Translated: The roadmap out of lockdown and vaccine rollout update (Arabic)

An official translation of the “roadmap” out of lockdown announced 22 February, in Arabic shared by North Yorkshire County Council.

UK.Gov have translated key messages about access to Covid healthcare for visitors to the UK.

Available in: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali , Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dari , Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Lithuanian, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (Indian), Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yoruba All languages

UK.Gov has produced guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus covering what you need to know, what can help your mental health and wellbeing, challenges you may be facing, and here to get help. It also covers advice for groups with additional mental health needs or facing specific issues

Available in: English, Easy-read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

NHS England and NHS Improvement North West have produced thorough Maternity Safety Information in booklet and poster form.

Available in: English: Booklet, Posters, Amharic: Booklet, PostersArabic: Booklet, Posters, Bangla: Booklet, Posters, Farsi: Booklet, Posters, French: Booklet, Posters, Hindi: Booklet, Posters, Kurdish (Sorani): Booklet, Posters, Somali: Booklet, Posters, Spanish: Booklet, Posters, Tigrinya: Booklet, Posters, Urdu: Booklet, Posters

Covid-19 Infographics, Doctors of the World UK and London in your Language have created this infographic on general vaccine information which summarises why we have vaccines, how they work, and their safety.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Italian, Spanish, Persian (Farsi), Somali, Tamil, and Chinese.

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages.

Available in UrduPunjabiSylhetiTamil and Gujarati.

UK.Gov translated guidance on how and when to get tested before going into hospital

Available in: English, Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Slovene, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

Information Resources

  1. Resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network have produced a stakeholder resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum across Yorkshire and the Humber.

UK.Gov advice to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people

Social media platforms and celebrities are teaming up with government and NHS to launch a new nationwide social media campaign to show support for vaccine roll-out. The Facebook frames and GIPHY stickers will be available in English from Friday 19 February and in all UK language variations from Monday 22 February.

Updated government guidance on school attendance during Covid-19. Despite new national restrictions nurseries, schools and colleges will remain open.

There is less than a year until the end of the EU Settlement Scheme. It is important people get the right advice from the right people to help you with their application. This specially produced OISC video explains how to find a local registered OISC Immigration Adviser.

  • Vaccination inequalities and measures

NHS England/Improvement have this week published information here about addressing vaccination inequalities and specifically mentions refugees and asylum seekers. They are also looking to further develop opportunities for people to get vaccinated at more accessible sites within the community.

Training, events and research

  1. Vaccine Q&A session for Deaf communities – Thursday 11th March, 12:30pm-2:30pm

A Vaccine Q&A session for members of deaf communities across the region

Public Health England has developed online Psychological First Aid training for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

A webinar for leaders and influencers working with communities adversely affected by COVID-19 Agenda items include: voluntary organisations critical role, protecting you and your community against Covid-19,  self isolation to vaccinations, supporting people with bubbles, shielding and isolation, why testing is such an important part in breaking the chains of transmission, local contact tracing partnerships, privacy and data concerns around the NHS Covid-19 App, vaccinating communities adversely impacted by Covid-19

Europia have released a new survey to find out what people from EU national communities in the UK think about COVID-19. Closes on Friday 12 March 2021. English, Polish, Romanian

  • Doctors of the world Vaccine information Survey

Doctors of the world are conducting a survey asking where the needs are in translated resources: https://forms.gle/hUMwsj3KD5f6viUKA

  • Vaccines for All Campaign

The Patients Not Passports network have (re)-launched the Vaccines for All campaign www.vaccineforall.co.uk, Over 230 organisations have signed up to call on the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that everyone can access the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address.Organisations can get involved via the website

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

Migrant Info Hub update #7: 20-26 February 2021

Dear colleagues and change-makers, another bumper update for you this week – thanks to all who shared, I hope there is something here to support your work, Trace.

In this week’s update:

New Translated Resources: The roadmap out of lockdown, Free access to healthcare, mental health and wellbeing, maternity, vaccines, vaccine scams, and getting tested before hospital treatment.

New Info Resources Guidance on; the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the region,  supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, , vaccine inequalities, school attendance and accessing quality EU Settlement Scheme advice. Vaccine campaign materials, vaccination inequalities.

New Training, Events and Research: Vaccine Q&A for Deaf communities, Free Children and young people’s psychological First Aid training, Community Leaders Test and Trace webinar, Surveys: EU nationals & Covid-19, Needed translations, Vaccines for All Campaign

 

New Translated Resources

 

  1. Translated: The roadmap out of lockdown and vaccine rollout update (Arabic)

An official translation of the “roadmap” out of lockdown announced 22 February, in Arabic shared by North Yorkshire County Council.

UK.Gov have translated key messages about access to Covid healthcare for visitors to the UK.

Available in: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali , Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Dari , Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Lithuanian, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi (Indian), Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yoruba All languages

UK.Gov has produced guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus covering what you need to know, what can help your mental health and wellbeing, challenges you may be facing, and here to get help. It also covers advice for groups with additional mental health needs or facing specific issues

Available in: English, Easy-read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu

NHS England and NHS Improvement North West have produced thorough Maternity Safety Information in booklet and poster form.

Available in: English: Booklet, Posters, Amharic: Booklet, PostersArabic: Booklet, Posters, Bangla: Booklet, Posters, Farsi: Booklet, Posters, French: Booklet, Posters, Hindi: Booklet, Posters, Kurdish (Sorani): Booklet, Posters, Somali: Booklet, Posters, Spanish: Booklet, Posters, Tigrinya: Booklet, Posters, Urdu: Booklet, Posters

Covid-19 Infographics, Doctors of the World UK and London in your Language have created this infographic on general vaccine information which summarises why we have vaccines, how they work, and their safety.

Available in: English, Arabic, Bengali, Italian, Spanish, Persian (Farsi), Somali, Tamil, and Chinese.

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages.

Available in UrduPunjabiSylhetiTamil and Gujarati.

UK.Gov translated guidance on how and when to get tested before going into hospital

Available in: English, Easy read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Slovene, Somali, Urdu, Welsh

Information Resources

  1. Resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network have produced a stakeholder resource to support the health and wellbeing needs of individuals seeking asylum across Yorkshire and the Humber.

UK.Gov advice to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people

Social media platforms and celebrities are teaming up with government and NHS to launch a new nationwide social media campaign to show support for vaccine roll-out. The Facebook frames and GIPHY stickers will be available in English from Friday 19 February and in all UK language variations from Monday 22 February.

Updated government guidance on school attendance during Covid-19. Despite new national restrictions nurseries, schools and colleges will remain open.

There is less than a year until the end of the EU Settlement Scheme. It is important people get the right advice from the right people to help you with their application. This specially produced OISC video explains how to find a local registered OISC Immigration Adviser.

  • Vaccination inequalities and measures

NHS England/Improvement have this week published information here about addressing vaccination inequalities and specifically mentions refugees and asylum seekers. They are also looking to further develop opportunities for people to get vaccinated at more accessible sites within the community.

Training, events and research

  1. Vaccine Q&A session for Deaf communities – Thursday 11th March, 12:30pm-2:30pm

A Vaccine Q&A session for members of deaf communities across the region

Public Health England has developed online Psychological First Aid training for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

A webinar for leaders and influencers working with communities adversely affected by COVID-19 Agenda items include: voluntary organisations critical role, protecting you and your community against Covid-19,  self isolation to vaccinations, supporting people with bubbles, shielding and isolation, why testing is such an important part in breaking the chains of transmission, local contact tracing partnerships, privacy and data concerns around the NHS Covid-19 App, vaccinating communities adversely impacted by Covid-19

Europia have released a new survey to find out what people from EU national communities in the UK think about COVID-19. Closes on Friday 12 March 2021. English, Polish, Romanian

  • Doctors of the world Vaccine information Survey

Doctors of the world are conducting a survey asking where the needs are in translated resources: https://forms.gle/hUMwsj3KD5f6viUKA

  • Vaccines for All Campaign

The Patients Not Passports network have (re)-launched the Vaccines for All campaign www.vaccineforall.co.uk, Over 230 organisations have signed up to call on the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that everyone can access the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address.Organisations can get involved via the website

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

International Women’s Day – 8th 2021 March Events guide during

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

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
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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)

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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)

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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
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  8. Look closer screen saver3
  9. Look closer screen saver4
  10. Look closer social asset
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  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

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