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EVENT: Supporting BAME communities across the Black Country

Voluntary sector organisations and community groups from across the Black Country are being encouraged to sign-up to an online event exploring how Covid-19 has impacted different ethnic communities in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell.

Black Country BAME Engagement Event bringing voluntary organizations together

Hosted by Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Transforming Communities Together, the event will look at how voluntary sector organisations have adapted during Covid-19. Attendees will also be encouraged to share their experiences and ideas around how we can address any barriers that Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities may have faced.

“We know that Covid-19 has had a disproportionate effect on BAME communities” Nazima Esscopri, Senior Community Development Worker at Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust explains.
“We want to make sure that our BAME patients and communities are not forgotten and that they have access to information and guidance so they can be supported through the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The event takes place via Zoom on Monday 28th September, 11am – 12.30pm.

People can sign-up via the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-country-bame-engagement-event-tickets-119620697727 or email Shaz Akhtar at shaz.akhtar@tctogether.org.uk or Nazima Esscopri at Nazima.esscopri1@nhs.net