What`s Happening in the East Midlands?

Report
Giving Us Voice
What’s happening in the East
Midlands ?
A summary of the work
with people from black and minority ethnic communities
Yasmin Surti
Valuing People Now Ethnicity Lead
Co Regional Ethnicity Lead
Leicester City Strategic Commissioner
[email protected] - 0116 252 6957
Who lives here?
White British
Nottingham City
84%
Northamptonshire
93%
Leicester City
55%
Rutland
100%
Nottinghamshire
97%
Leicestershire
Derbyshire
97%
Lincolnshire
99%
Derby
Other
16%
7%
45%
0%
3%
3%
1%
Some of the issues
• Real understanding of who
lives in the area
• Understanding the needs
of different groups
• New communities
• Growing number of young
people with complex needs
• Growing number of older
carers
• Workforce representation
• Staff training needs
• Information and
communication
• Involving families and
people with learning
disabilities in decision
making and planning
• Local services meeting the
needs of everybody in the
community
• Working with the
Voluntary sector and local
religious and cultural
organisations
• Personalisation - Choice
and Control
The MONEY
What each area is doing
Derby City - [email protected]
•Have a BME support worker post who will be on
signposting and linking people and communities and
some advocacy.
•I want to work team secured employment for a
young person with LD from BME background.
•African Caribbean carers forum.
Derbyshire - [email protected]
•Addressing needs of BME communities is part of
local citizen advocacy service contract
•Looking at a way of tracking how person centred
planning helps BME families
•Mapping how different areas reflect the population
Leicester City - [email protected]
•Asian carers support service helping people have
their say about service planning, they also support
people with learning disabilities
•produces information in other languages
•have a toolkit for Person Centred Planning in the
Asian community .
•training offered in community languages
•Part of a national project working with families to
hear about their experiences and improving their
access to services
Leicestershire – [email protected]
•had a worker who helped people from BME
communities do plan and say what they need
•produced a booklet on the needs of different
communities
•DVD in community languages on PCP and health
action plans
•other information for families and did a workshop
Lincolnshire - [email protected]
•Prioritising people from BME communities for PCP
and Health action plans
Nottingham City [email protected]
•advocacy service works with people from BME
communities
•women's Only culturally appropriate day service
•good examples of how PCP has helped people from
BME communities change their lives
Nottinghamshire - [email protected]
•extra advocacy for BME communities making sure
people the advocates were well trained and people
know about service
•BME satisfaction survey by March 2011
•contract with Mencap for working with hard to
reach groups
•Red Cross targeting families of people from BME
backgrounds.
Northamptonshire [email protected]
•employed a worker to work with people from BME
communities to find out what they want.
•looking at the training needs of staff and the communities
•set up a new health group for under served communities
that brings together learning disabilities and mental health.
•paying for a DVD to help people understand what
learning disability is
Rutland – [email protected]

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