Covid-19 update

We wanted to let you know that MIN is currently operating as usual but have put additional hygiene measures and information in place for staff, volunteers and service users and will continue to follow guidance from the Scottish Government on Covid-19 closely, taking appropriate action as necessary.
NHS Inform has added some specific advice on Covid-19 for refugees and asylum seekers living in Scotland. The update is to make clear that testing and treatment for Covid 19 will be free for everyone, regardless of residency status. Please click on the link for further information and for access to a fact sheet available in different languages and formats.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/health-rights/access/healthcare-for-refugees-and-asylum-seekers?fbclid=IwAR3obLIa08Jqy-WleFrsWmdKk8puictCKNDJKgKXr9Gh0AcI1RUXOp44Nt8

Latest Newsletter

Check out what we’ve been up to with all our projects & groups plus what we have coming up in the next few months in our latest newsletter by clicking the link below 📰🙂 You can also sign up to our newsletter mailing list via the Mailchimp sign up form on the right hand side of our Home page.

https://mailchi.mp/a4df181efed0/min-newsletter-october-2470185?e=4d26393a9d

Holyrood Urged to Give Refugees a Vote

MIN Development Officer Pinar spoke to The National Newspaper alongside two of our service users about our involvement in the Right to Vote campaign recently.

Pinar told the Sunday National that giving refugees and asylum seekers the right to vote “..would allow refugees to take part in Scottish politics in their communities and to raise their voices. If this is approved it sends out a strong message to the rest of the world of how you can welcome refugees – by treating them as citizens of the country where they live.”

You can read the full article here or contact Pinar to learn more about the work of our MIN Voices group on the campaign.

‘Under the Jasmine Tree’ shortlisted for Charity Film Awards

We are very excited and proud to announce that the ‘Under the Jasmine Tree’ animation made in partership with St Fillans Primary School and Media Co-op has been shortlisted for the Charity Film Awards!

A big thank you to everyone who voted for the film and to all involved in the project. We are looking forward to the next stage of the Awards.

Music Is Our Language Event

We are super excited to be taking part in Celtic Connections in the Community for our first event of 2020! Join us on Wednesday 22nd January for a fun evening of music and celebration. For more details or to sign up for the event visit our Facebook page here.