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Implementing Personal Health Budgets in BAME communities

The Race Equality Foundation with NHS England and Improvement are running a series of webinars to help develop better support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities with mental health and support needs.

This webinar series will serve as a second phase initiative which aims to further explore and expand on recommendations from the first phase project in which interviews were conducted with a handful of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in receipt of PHBs through s117 aftercare. Through these interviews, recommendations for how PHBs could be implemented to improve the experience of mental health services for BAME people were identified and published in the ‘Expanding Horizons of the s117 in mental health’ report produced by the Foundation.

Aims

In the context of a range of evidence on the persistence of racial inequality in experiences and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people with mental health problems, these webinars will:

  • Explore how the personalisation agenda is addressing health inequalities
  • Present findings from a small study of the roll out of Personal Health Budgets to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in receipt of S117 Care
  • Explore examples of better practice in ensuring PHBs reach and impact Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people
  • Identify actions participants can take in their organisation and in their region to better address health inequalities experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people with mental health problems

For more information and webinar dates please click here.