Map of the Eastern Region

Notes from the Eastern Meeting

You can read everything that people talked about at the Eastern meeting here: Notes from the Eastern meeting

Eastern Regional Meeting

The Eastern regional summit meeting was held on 13th January 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Plan Resulting from the Eastern Meeting

The Regional Plan developed from this meeting is available to download:


Additional Information for the Eastern Region

MENTER is a support network for the East of England for BME communities and organisations. Visit their site here: www.menter.org.uk

Voiceability run the Cambridgeshire Adult Parliament which aims to challenge professionals to make services better. Visit their website here: www.voiceability.org/inyourarea/cambridgeshire/adultparliament/

North Essex Partnership Trust has a green light group that aims to improve mental health services for people with learning disabilities. More information is available here: www.nepft.nhs.uk/for-families-and-friends/learning-disabilities/green-light-group/

ARC wrote a report on how learning disability services can support people from BME communities in Norfolk. You can view it here: www.arcuk.org.uk/bme/the-norfolk-ethnicity-project/

Norwich & Norfolk Racial Equality Council offers help and support to BME communities. Visit their website here: www.nnrec.org.uk/

Suffolk Family Carers have actively worked with carers from BME communities. See their diversity project. Visit their website here: www.suffolk-carers.org.uk/

CECF is an umbrella organisation for Cambridge and district that provides racial equality services to individuals and groups. CECF provides a cultural diversity service that helps promote an understanding between people from different ethnic groups and help them be a natural part of Cambridge life.  One of their key projects is the Cambridge Racial Incident Support Project (CRISP).
For more information visit the CECF website: http://www.cecf.co.uk


Use of the Charter

"I will use this to inform our own inclusion strategy which we are developing with the people we support. I will make sure that our self-advocacy groups and ambassadors are aware of the charter so that they can tell others too, and check we are achieving the goals."

"We will be looking to adopt the National Charter for Inclusion as part of our own updated single Equality Scheme, which will in turn recognise the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty, which places additional obligations on public authorities and those who provide services through public money."

"We will build the principles of the Charter into project planning and improve our outreach into the community."

"I will ensure that the charter is circulated and enforced by other professionals when working with all members of the community."

"We will provide a copy for our service users, families and staff and plan to refer to the Charter in Induction and Diversity training."