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.
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.
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.
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.
The application deadline is Monday 1st November at 5pm
If you are interested in more information or have any questions, email: