Hundreds of our local people suffer from undiagnosed diabetes, coronary heart disease, peri-natal complications and mental health problems. We want to raise awareness of health issues, help to get these conditions treated and prevent potential blindness, heart attacks and infant mortality!
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Research shows that BME communities suffer from higher rates of stroke, coronary heart disease and infant mortality; it also suggests that access to healthcare services is difficult for these groups due to institutional racism, negative experiences and lack of information. Aims: 1. Train volunteers to become Community Health Champions who can provide their community with bespoke prevention messages 2. Train volunteer befrienders and mentors to support individuals and families to make vital lifestyle changes 3. Train volunteer befrienders and mentors to support individuals and their carers who have suffered a CVD episode Finance: Project Staff - Coordinator and Bilingual Outreach worker - ¬£40K Volunteer training - ¬£2K Volunteer expenses ¬£2K Other costs approx - ¬£10K
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