The first resources are now online in a new bank of translated health information aimed at the South Asian Community.

The Chronically Brown resources feature short general information about chronic conditions and disabilities.

Chronically Brown is a non-profit organisation working to tackle the stigma of disability in the South Asian community.

The UK South Asian community is disproportionately affected by health inequalities and by some health conditions, including type 2 diabetes.

According to Diabetes UK, people from South Asian communities are up to 6 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than the general UK population.

The new Chronically Brown project aims to collect information from trusted sources and offer online translations in different South Asian.

Translated resources

The first 3 sets of resources cover type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Each item has been translated into: 

  • Gujarati
  • Bengali
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Tami
  • Urdu.

The 2-page resources can be viewed online, and there are audio versions.

The website also features accessibility tools such as users being able to increase contrast and change font sizes and line spacing.

See the resources here on the Chronically Brown website.