Welcome to the UK Resources

What resources are available?

This page contains a range of information materials for asylum seekers and refugees. NEMP has worked with Regional Refugee Forum North East to create a range of welcome resources for newly arriving refugees and asylum seekers. The resources were made in partnership with the Regional Refugee Forum North East whose Members have translated it into the top 10 languages of the region.

Welcome to the UK leaflets, posters, flyers, video guides and information leaflets

These Welcome to the UK resources are available for organisations to use, download and circulate digitally or to print out. They are available in a number of languages. The posters and flyers can be used to promote the resources available which aim to provide new refugees and asylum seekers with an introduction to life in the UK, insights into social norms, expectations, rights and responsibilities, and the tools to navigate unfamiliar systems.

We also have hard copies of both the leaflets and posters available in a number of languages. If you would like copies please contact nemp@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Welcome to the UK video guides

Please click the drop down arrow to access the videos in different languages.

Life and Laws in the UK
Parenting in the UK
Looking after your Health

These resources are also available in Cantonese here.

If you would like to learn more, these guides can also be accessed in English as E-learning sessions below.

Looking after your Health

The ‘Looking after your Health’ guide includes information about:

  • Registering with a doctor
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Healthy living (quitting smoking, not drinking alcohol, eating healthily)
  • Your child’s health

You can read the information in a leaflet or watch it in a video on YouTube. Go to the looking after your health page for more information. The Grove Medical Group has a useful guide to the UK’s National Health Service tailored specifically to asylum seekers. This document is also a useful guide to accessing medical care in the UK.

If you are struggling emotionally, Refugee Council have a list of mental health services that may be accessible.

Life and Laws in the UK

The ‘Laws and Life in the UK’ guide includes information about:

  • Laws on working
  • Laws on driving
  • Laws on buying alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs
  • Laws on sex
  • Hate crime
  • The police

You can read the information in a leaflet or watch it in a video on YouTube. Go to the laws and life in the UK page for more information.

Parent and child

Parenting in the UK

The ‘Parenting in the UK’ guide includes information about:

  • Going to school
  • Keeping your child safe
  • Discipline and punishment
  • Protecting your child from bullying and abuse
  • Things which are illegal for children to do (like buying alcohol)

You can read the information in a leaflet or watch it in a video on YouTube. Go to the parenting in the UK page for more information.