Community and other Support Projects

Community and other Support Projects

BME Community Development Service

The Black Minority and Ethnic Community Developement service serves the broad cultural mix of the North West. Working in partnership with the CCG and NHS as a BME Community Development Service, we want to ask:

  • Why do so many people from BME backgrounds struggle with their mental health?
  • Do people feel mental health is something to be ashamed of?
  • As someone from a BME community, are the mental health services right for me?
  • Does the BME community feel that mental health a condition, a crime or a punishment for something?

Many people with mental health issues suffer in silence.  We believe its time to talk about mental health…

Get in touch with David – 01744 736750 or email

Previous Success;

“Doubling Up” BME Community Development Service Event

Guest Speaker: Cllr Christina O’Hare

The BME Community Development Service successfully held a “Doubling Up’ event on Thursday, 16th May 2013 at the Old School House, St Joan’s Road, Huyton. The event explored the double impact of recent government initiatives such as the welfare reform and the NHS reforms on the Black and Minority Ethnic and other under-represented and “hard to reach” communities.

Two workshops were held: Welfare Reform – key issues, guidance and support and  NHS Reform – The role of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

For more information about our Community Development projects please contact David Derefaka 01744 736750 or email

Community Development

South Whiston youth and community work

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