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: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information

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: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/key-covid-19-information-for-migrants

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 www.somersetsurvivors.org.uk. 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: www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-get-help-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-translations

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: www.stoploansharks.co.uk

Click on the links below for translations of the advice.