Supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage Conference

In April 2017 BAC-IN was awarded a two year grant by Lankelly Chase to deliver ground-breaking Project Ahryzen in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to establish a ‘new paradigm’ for services for BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) people facing multiple disadvantage at an individual, family and community level in Nottingham.

Sheffield Hallam University – Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) is working alongside BAC-IN & Lankelly Chase to examine the primary learning aims of:

a) Exploring the lives of BAC-IN peers and hidden experiences of disadvantage

b) Developing and learning about elements of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage

Methodology for learning outcomes are based on the principles of co-production, shared understanding, openness and reflection:

Using a co-produced approach, BAC-IN peers (having progressed significantly in their recovery) will be trained and supported themselves to explore in-depth the lived and hidden experiences of disadvantage of other BAC-IN peers, within a cultural context.  The knowledge and understanding of the issues brought to this process by peers would serve to strengthen the research process and findings.

Trained peers will take part in conducting 10 face-to-face in depth interviews with BAC-IN’s network of friends and peers, using a biographical approach that roots discussion in a respondent’s recovery pathway but connects this to institutional engagement (service use), and life experiences, including, the impact of cultural identity. This approach allows correlations between different aspects of respondents’ lives to be revealed, and the consequences of (effective and ineffective) service engagement to be understood. The interviews could explore what makes a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage.

The design of the final output would be developed creatively and in conjunction with the peers to ensure they are engaged and the ‘voices’ of respondents are heard clearly by a variety of audiences.

This conference is aimed at a range of stakeholders including Commissioners, Policy Makers, Service Managers, Healthcare Professionals, Academics, Clinicians, Mainstream Service Providers, Diversity & Equality leads, Community Services, Families & Peers.

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