Do you speak or know anyone who speaks the following languages? Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani), Tigrinya, Urdu, Czech, Polish?
The NHS West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit have produced two leaflets which signpost patients in Leeds to correct health services. Questions such as ‘Is A&E the best place for me?’ and “What to do if your child is ill or hurt in Leeds” are some examples.
These leaflets have been translated into six languages, Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani), Tigrinya, Urdu, Czech and Polish.
As we know translation services, although brilliant, can often use language that is academic and not how people actually speak.
Can you help?
Leeds Involving People is looking for anyone who knows of, or are part of, an organisation who can speak any of these languages, to check the translation of these leaflets in the community. As this is a lot to ask, Leeds Involving People may be able to reimburse helpers for their time in high street vouchers.
If you have any information or would like to help out, do not hesitate to contact Leeds Involving People on 0113 2374508 (and ask for Ruju) or alternatively email Ruju.Desai@leedsinvolvement.org.uk