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Bulletin 3 Covid-19 Funding

Dear Members,

CSO is continuing to support our members through this difficult time. If there is anything we can do to help or support you at this time please contact us by using the kahiye@councilofsomaliorgs.com email and will come back to you asap. All of our staff are set up for home working, using video conferencing etc.

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Consultation Open to Members

CSO Covid-19 Parliamentary Inquiries and Government Consultations

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CSO's letter to the Prime Minister - PDF


UK Somalis Response to Covid-19

Press Release - 27 charities across the U.K urge policy - makers to consider the extreme impact of COVID-19 on Somali communities - PDF

COVID-19 in the Somali community urgent briefing for policy-makers in the U.K - PDF


CSO Survey April 2020

Dear colleagues, members,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe!

Council of Somali Organisation has joined the Refugee council to conduct a consultation with MRCOs who may be potential members of the social network map to find out how, the social network map could be designed to meet the needs of its members and to bring about positive change for the benefit of their community members or service users.  

We have compiled this simple questionnaire because by completing it you will help us to understand your organisation’s motivations and capacity to connect with others and your answers will help us design the map format and its supporting communication tools as well as determining its overall functionality. We would also like to know the impact of COVID 19 pandemic so that we know how to support your organisation.

If you require any help with filling in this form, please contact Muna Asmail on Mobile: 07432435339, with any questions or assistance.

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Bulletin 2

Dear Members,

“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.”- Surat Baqarah 

CSO wishes heartiest condolences to the members of the Somali Community who have suffered tragically under Corona virus.

CSO is continuing to support our members through this difficult time. If there is anything we can do to help or support you at this time please contact us by using the kahiye@councilofsomaliorgs.com email and will come back to you asap. All of our staff are set up for home working, using video conferencing etc.

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Bulletin 1

Dear Members,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe during this unprecedented global challenge. It is a huge test that calls for new levels of co-operation and resilience in all sectors and we recognise the significant challenges you will be facing. We look forward to working with you.

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Download Coronavirus Leaflet Somali PDF


COVID-19 translated advice

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you the Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice:  English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani is available at the moment, but more languages coming soon: Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish, , Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali

Please find them here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=193qQN9l04Dvf0N9L5zeWTiXK_DRbrAxg

The guidance is based on the government’s updated advice and health information. We really hope it will help to ensure this important guidance reaches migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

We would be happy if you could please share these with your patients, service users and your networks widely so that we reach all communities who would like this crucial information in their own language.

If you know someone who would find emails on this subject useful, then please do forward this to them. They can subscribe by sending an email to this link (Subscribe) with the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject line.

We will replace these documents with the new ones once the NHS advice is updated, and will send you notifications. If you do not want to receive emails on this, please click (unsubscribe) and send a blank email. Thank you for your understanding and for any help you are able to give in sharing these resources.

And a big thank you to Clear Voice for providing translation services quickly and pro-bono!


 

Our key thematic priorities for 2020-2023 are: 

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Employment

CSO is always interested in collaborative work and partnerships.  If you would like to discuss potential collaborative work related to our thematic priorities please contact us on info@councilofsomaliorgs.com