Somerset Diverse Communities’ Translations

COVID-19 Advice Translated

COVID-19 advice and guidance for our diverse communities in the UK!

Doctors of the World guidance is now translated into an incredible 60 languages.

Access the information at:

Doctors of the World has also produced motion graphic videos with key COVID-19 information for migrants living in the UK. These are available in 11 priority languages: Bengali, Bulgarian, English, Kurdish Sorani, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.

The videos contain the latest advice from the UK government, including information on COVID-19 testing and wearing face masks. Access the videos at:

Covid-19 Infographics

People from ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. A group of doctors, medical students, and volunteers have created graphics to help summarise key points about Covid-19 in a variety of languages to reach communities.

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Topics covered include self-care, myth busters, wellbeing, face coverings, test and trace, migrants’ rights, shielding support, and school safety measures.

Somerset Language Connect

Click on the links below for translations of our guidance. See full details of the scheme HERE

Domestic Abuse

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or are worried about a friend or member of your family, help is available. Call 0800 69 49 999 or visit In an emergency, you should always dial 999, if you are unable to speak because you are worried you will be overheard you can press 55 and the operator will know that you need assistance.

Click on the links below for translations of the advice.

The Home Office has now published information guides for people without English as their first language and who may be experiencing domestic abuse, (or know someone who is) and needs help.

The translated guides are in these languages: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil, Urdu. You can find these online at:

Modern slavery

A leaflet outlining the support available for victims of modern slavery is currently available in 11 foreign languages. Click HERE to download the advice.

The advice is currently translated into Albanian, Czech, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Luganda, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Vietnamese and Yoruba as well as being available in an accessible format in English.

Know your rights at work!

Workers’ rights leaflets available in 19 languages. Visit the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority website HERE to download the advice.

The advice is currently translated into Albanian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak and Welsh as well as being available in English.

Stop Loan Sharks!

If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions you might be borrowing from a loan shark:

  • Did they offer you a cash loan?
  • Did they not give you paperwork?
  • Did they add huge amounts of interest or APR to your loan?
  • Have they threatened you?
  • Are you scared of people finding out?
  • Have they taken your bank card, benefit card, passport, watch or other valuables from you?

Find more information at:

Click on the links below for translations of the advice.

Energy Advice

The Centre for Sustainable Energy has translated its most popular advice fact sheets into Arabic, Polish and Somali languages. Download information about:

  • Preventing damp and mould
  • Night storage heaters
  • Central heating controls
  • Reading gas and electricity meters