Minoritised Ethnic Stakeholder Reference Group
Our Minoritised Ethnic Stakeholder Reference Group brings together a group of volunteers, representing minoritised ethnic communities from across Surrey to discuss a range of issues and share our views with public sector partners such as Surrey County Council and district and borough councils. We talk about:
- racial inequalities
- gender bias
- LGBTQ+ rights
- education & training
- adult social care
- mental health
- state benefits
- entrepreneurship, self employment and business
Funded by the Surrey County Council, this project aims to engage, educate and empower BAME communities and help services develop to better meet the needs of our communities. We also provide training to our volunteers on how they can best make their respective communities aware of health care and social issues confidently and openly.
For more information, contact Mustafa Bilal
Active Communities is funded by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, the project aims to encourage communities to actively participate in democratic processes and work together to find solutions to common social and economic issues. We run a series of ‘People’s Assembly meetings’ across the county.
The agenda for the meetings are set by the community groups and are chaired by them. ‘Active Communities’ also runs awareness raising sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation, Online Safety for parents and Cyber Crime.
The project also addresses topics that hold social stigma in ethnic minority communities; Domestic Abuse, Honour based Violence, Forced Marriage, Female Circumcision, Mental illness and Drug and Alcohol dependency. Our sessions create a safe space for communities to reflect on the scale of the problem, question and discuss cultural practices alongside receiving information on where and how to access help.