The UK government have compiled translated versions of guidance on how to take a rapid lateral flow test at home.
Also available embedded in the blogpost in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Dari, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shamakhi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
There is now an Easy Read version of the guidance in English.
A leaflet on the second Covid vaccine for 16 – 17 year olds is available to download.
Tesco and the homelessness charity Crisis are running an initiative called Reconnect, offering free mobile phones, credit and connectivity to disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust are looking for help in identifying great approaches or services that are supporting good health or good health care for refugees or people seeking asylum around the world.
They are running the MORRA Study (Moments of Opportunity for Responsive health care for Refugees and people seeking Asylum) and their published protocol provides more detailed information about the research.
The Office for National Statistics has published a technical article titled ‘Analysis of populations in the UK by likelihood of having received a vaccination against Covid-19 using the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey’‘.
Training and Events
- Yorkshire, Humber and the North East Health Stream of Sanctuary Online Event on 24th November 2021
The Yorkshire, Humber and the North East Health Stream of Sanctuary invites you to participate in an online day of events on Wednesday 24th November 2021.
Specialised services have developed to meet the needs of sanctuary seekers, for example, Primary Care Practices specifically set up for asylum seekers. This stream aims to support City of Sanctuary Groups and Health Practitioners to develop and share good practice in inclusive health care for sanctuary seekers. Round table event chaired by City of Sanctuary UK Trustee Jeff Morgan.
Mental health and well-being are big issues for many people seeking sanctuary, made worse by the many impacts of the hostile environment. In this session we will look at some of the problems people face in getting help for mental distress and trauma and explore ideas for making things better.