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Doras Report highlights urgent need for better mental health services in direct provision centres

Doras are calling for immediate action to ensure that vulnerable people living in direct provision have access to mental health supports and services in a new report, released on 23rd November 2020. The report highlights five key areas that have a negative impact on the mental health of international protection applicants. These are unsuitable accommodation, delays in case processing, substance …

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Finance Minster announces £300 million support package

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced a £300million support package including over £200million for businesses and £98million of Covid-19 funding to support the most vulnerable. Making the announcement, Conor Murphy said: “Our businesses are facing huge challenges and are under immense pressure. “Today we’ve agreed a significant business support package worth £213million. “This includes £95million for a High Street Voucher Scheme for …

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CYPSP Translation Hub

As you may be aware a central Translation hub was set up on the CYPSP website and launched in August and provides information on health, education, family support, Covid, housing, employment, safety, EUSS, sign language and contacts. We have a set of finalised leaflets promoting the hub available at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/translation-leaflets/ which can be downloaded, printed and/or shared.

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Covid-19 Close Contact Guidance – Hungarian and Slovakian

English Version If you have been identified as infected with COVID-19 following a test, then you will be first contacted via text message by the Public Health Agency (PHA)  and they will ask you to give the name of  those you were in close contact with, on the HSCNI internet service “Help us trace your contacts”. This is so we …

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