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** Disclaimer: Links to related websites have been provided for information only.  Their presence of the lists below does not mean that the Compass Team, or NHSGGC endorses any of the information, products, or views published on these sites. **

Below is a list of links with useful information on mental health care, support for and information on asylum seekers and refugees and translated materials and resources.

Information on Amnesty's campaign for asylum seekers and refugees.

The British Red Cross
Find out what services they provide.

The Guardian Newspaper
Section on Immigration and Asylum.

Glasgow Asylum Seekers Support Project (GASP)
Provides housing support and advice to asylum seekers and refugees who are housed by Glasgow City Council/Glasgow Housing Association.

The Home Office
Contains information on topics such as the process of seeking asylum and British Citizenship.

Freedom from Torture (previously Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture)

Refugee Doctors Programme in Scotland

Scottish Asylum Seekers Consortium (COSLA)
Scottish Asylum Seekers Consortium was set up in December 1999 to manage and monitor the commissioning and provision of accommodation and other services for asylum seekers. See their resources section for useful directory of links.

Scottish Refugee Council (SRC)
Provides advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland, promotes a strategic response to refugee needs, and campaigns to ensure Scotland plays its role in meeting the UK's legal and humanitarian obligations under the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.

SRC Guide for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
Scottish Refugee Council and The Big Step have produced a new guide for children arriving in Scotland on their own to claim asylum. If you would like to buy a copy of the pack please send a cheque to the Scottish Refugee Council for £15. (All unaccompanied children will receive a free copy).

Glasgow Life

The Glasgow Life website has details of events, classes and activities in museums, libraries, leisure centres and arts venues across Glasgow, as well as information about community learning classes, including ESOL.

Travel Line Scotland
Use the Journey Planner to help plan your client's route.


Translated Appointment Letters

Newcastle NHS Primary Care Trust has a number of translated appointment letters available in a variety of different languages.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College have useful translated information booklets on mental health.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Resources

Staff working within NHS GG&C can access translated information booklets and materials from the Public Health Resource Unit.

Outlook Express Materials
For staff working on the NHS network, you can access translated letters; 'sorry you were out when I called', cancellation and home visit letters in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Punjabi, Pushto, Russian, Sinalese, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu. Information is also available here in some languages on Men's Health, HIV and Freedom of Information. These are accessed through Outlook  - go to 'Public Folders', then 'All Public Folders' then 'PCD' then 'Translated Letters' where you can then access copies.