BEMIS Scotland have set up a dedicated online registration hub for members of ethnic minority communities who have to self-isolate and may need additional support to access support agencies, emergency relief or make contact with broader community support initiatives. Click on the Microsoft Forms link below to register for Coronavirus Community Support 📱💻
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.
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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.