Equal Treatment: Challenging racism and health inequalities through strengthening self-advocacy and peer support

We are launching a new project about peer support and self-advocacy groups led by or including people with a learning disability from minority ethnic groups.

Learning Disability England is working in partnership with Race Equality Foundation.

The project is funded by NHS England.

We know people with a learning disability from ethnic minority communities don’t get equal access to health care.

We know some people are treated differently because of racism or prejudice.

This project is to help more people know about their rights to help them get equal treatment.

There are 3 strands of work in this project.

We are looking for an organisation to lead on each part.

You can find the specifications for each strand below.

 

You can read a detailed overview of the whole project here.

 

Strand 1: Strengthening inclusive self-advocacy

 

We want to work with a self-advocacy group who can coproduce and co-deliver a training programme to other self-advocacy groups.

 

We want the training to help other self-advocacy groups be more inclusive.

 

We want it to help them know how to challenge racism.

 

See the full specification here

 

See the easy read here

 

Strand 2: Strengthening family led or parent peer support

 

We want to work with a family led group on this strand.

 

We want them to coproduce and co-deliver a training programme for other family led groups.

 

The training is to help the groups challenge racism and be more inclusive.

 

See the full specification here

 

 

 

Strand 3: Strengthening local community responses on tackling health inequalities and unfair treatment

 

We are looking for a community organisation led by and for people from a minority ethnic group to lead on this strand.

 

The group should have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and health inequalities work.

 

We want them to help groups that don’t work with people with learning disabilities all the time to include them more in their work.

 

We want to help connect community groups led by ethnic minority communities with groups led by self-advocates and families.

 

See the full specification here

The application deadline is Monday 1st November at 5pm

If you are interested in more information or have any questions, email:

 

info@LDEngland.org.uk