Migrant Info Hub update 13th – 19th November 2021

Translated Resources

  1. Translated: How to do a coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow test at home

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.

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

There is now an Easy Read version of the guidance in English.

  1. Translated: COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people

A leaflet on the second Covid vaccine for 16 – 17 year olds is available to download.

  1. Translated: Vaccination leaflets and posters for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding (updated)

Versions of the easy read leaflet are available in Audio, Braille, English Large print and British Sign Language (video).

  1. COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

The UK government are updating their Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 resources to make them more accessible including an Easy Read version in English.

Information Resources

  1. Tesco and Crisis mobile phone initiative for vulnerable people

Tesco and the homelessness charity Crisis are running an initiative called Reconnect, offering free mobile phones, credit and connectivity to disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

  1. MORRA study request for participation from healthcare services

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.

  1. Technical article: Analysis of characteristics associated with vaccination uptake

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

  1. 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.

 11am – 12.30pm Improving sanctuary seeker access to NHS services

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.

1.30pm – 3.00pm Mental health – issues and experiences of people seeking sanctuary – things that work (and things that don’t work) 

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.

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