Strengthening BAME Inclusion in Health and Wellbeing Services

Strengthening BAME Inclusion in Health and Wellbeing Services

This project was initiated as a result of conversations between Race Equality Foundation, Flourishing Lives, and HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network. The plan was to bring together arts and wellbeing professionals from across the Flourishing Lives coalition and representatives from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community groups for open and exploratory conversations. These conversations would explore ways in which arts organisations could improve their inclusive practice to ensure that people from a BAME background are genuinely engaged, and furthermore would increase the direct involvement of these communities in the development of cultural programmes, and the valuing of lived experience. A key component would be to ensure the fairer distribution of resources, so that BAME-led arts organisations could play a key role. In achieving this, it was hoped that the often-evidenced link between the arts and improvements in wellbeing would be better extended to BAME communities.

For more information please contact Leandra Box  leandra@racefound.org.uk | +44 7973836792

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