National welcome information
- Available at www.myUKinfo.com
- Produced by A cross-government initiative for the UK, led by the East of England Development Agency.
- Who for Migrant workers and their employers; service providers who work with migrant workers.
- Content Information about working and living in the UK: immigration, employment and training [including guidance on employing migrant workers], housing, transport, money, resources for families and children, healthcare and emergency contact information. There's a local information section which has the potential to include community information, local authority information, local jobs, a local directory, news and events and emergency contacts. Local authorities and other organisations can post a profile of their organisation in the local information section - see our Templates for producing welcome packs page for more information about this.
- Languages English, Lithuanian, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Slovak.
- Available at www.gaybritain.chapsonline.org.uk
- Produced by the Terrence Higgins Trust.
- Who for Gay and bisexual men from overseas who are living in England and Wales; organisations working with gay men or migrants.
- Content Basic knowledge about sexual health and life generally in the UK. Information on HIV and sexual health, a guide to staying safe on the scene, information on how to access healthcare and benefits, information on immigration issues and where to learn English. There's also a section for organisations working with migrants, including guidelines on how to enhance service provision for gay and bisexual men.
- Format Website [English]; downloadable pdf files in several languages.
- Languages English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish.
Guide to the NHS for asylum seekers in the UK
- Available at http://www.blackhealthinitiative.org/Pages/TheNHSExplained.aspx
- Produced in Leeds in 2004 by the Black Health Initiative, Yorkshire MESMAC, Health Access Team, NHS Sexual Health and Substance Use Team [Leeds PCT’s].
- Who for Asylum seekers
- Content Information on accessing health services in England. Available as a national guides [universal to NHS services throughout the UK] and regional guides specific to NHS services in the Leeds area of the UK only.
- Format and languages The website hosts pdf files in Amharic, Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Lingala, Portuguese, Pastho, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tigrean and Urdu.
HERON patient information
- Available at www.heron.nhs.uk/pidd/piddsearch.aspx
- Produced by the NHS
- Content links to health and social care information; you can search for material by subject, language and format.
- Format online database
- HPA migrant health guide - a Health Protection Agency resource which aims to assist primary health care practitioners to look after people who have come to live in the UK from abroad.
Housing rights website
- Available at www.housing-rights.info
- Produced by the Chartered Institute of Housing and HACT
- Who for New arrivals to England, and housing advisers wanting information about the housing rights of new arrivals.
- Content Housing rights information, including: advice and guidance about housing rights for new arrivals, including the law on eligibility for social housing and related welfare benefits. Includes sections on the specific housing rights of new migrants who are: refugees, EEA workers and other EEA nationals and family members, A8 nationals, Bulgarians and Romanians, work permit holders, people fleeing domestic violence and people with social care needs.
- Format and languages Website in English.
- www.homeless.org.uk/cee-guidance - guidance for organisations working with homeless Central and Eastern Europeans
- Available at www.litrg.org.uk/migrant
- Produced by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
- Who for Migrants and their advisers.
- Content Information on how to deal with the tax and benefits issues faced by migrants coming to and leaving the UK.
- Format and languages Website in English.
- Available from http://languages.refugeecouncil.org.uk
- Produced by Refugee Council
- Who for People who have sought asylum in the UK and who have been granted permission to stay.
- Content Information on: official documents, welfare benefits and tax credits, housing, healthcare, adult education, travel documents, family reunion, opening a bank account and legal advice.
- Format and languages The website hosts this document in pdf format in a range of languages.
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