The Welcome to Whittlesea Support Guide for those seeking asylum in Whittlesea, contains a comprehensive list of organisations that provide a wide range of services for those amongst us who are seeking asylum.
It contains a list of many low or no cost services from more than 40 organisations who offer housing assistance, casework, settlement support, employment assistance, English language classes, health and legal services to name just a few.
Follow the link to retrieve a copy in English, Arabic, Farsi or Tamil.
Health Translations – Translated information about health and wellbeing.
Health Translations is an online library which enables health practitioners and those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to easily find free translated health information.
Health Translations provides direct links to free reliable translated health resources produced in Australia. Find the resources here.
Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc (ECCV) has developed a policy issues paper that provides an overview on the challenges of refugee and asylum seeker communities in Victoria to access and use health and mental health services. It also provides community and policy recommendations on how to make a real difference to their health outcomes. For accessing the document, click here.
ECCV has also written a discussion paper that provides an overview about the use of accredited interpreters by people with low English proficiency accessing health care services and information in Victoria. You can find the document here.
These two papers were written by Robert Gruhn, Senior Policy Officer at ECCV.