Community Engagement Research
Would you like to get involved? Please click below to read more information on our projects:
We are looking to understand the experiences with bereavement and loss from individuals from an ethnic minority background living, working, and/or studying in West Sussex. Please click here to read more information and how to get involved.
- Mid Sussex Community Champions
We are creating a network of volunteer community champions from EU, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, and empowering them with up-to-date information about Covid-19 to share with their communities. We’ll also be asking them for feedback on how well messages or resources are working, and what the communities need.
Have you got questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine? Please click here to access reliable information in different languages.
The Coronavirus crisis has affected everyone in all communities. However there is evidence that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people may have been worse affected than others.
Some things we’re working on to make a difference:
Citizens Advice is one of the organisations which can help to improve some of the problems highlighted in our report.
Money and debt issues:
We’re working on launching new money and debt advice services in Crawley and Mid Sussex, for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and communities.
We know that money worries can lead to mental health problems, depression and anxiety, and we want to help stop problems from getting bigger. Watch this space and we’ll let you know more as soon as we can.
Communication is key:
Many people told us that communication needs to be improved:
– clearer language
– translation into more languages
– more accessible
We’re working with local community groups, to let people know about our service and help to share information. If you would like to get involved, please email your details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Working together to help improve things:
It is vital that we work together to make things better and make change happen: to have honest discussions about problems and things that aren’t working, to work with our communities, to listen, and to ask people for their feedback and suggestions.
We’re in regular touch with our partners and funders, and we’re making new contacts so that we can start to get things done.
Who are we?
We are a registered charity based in West Sussex giving free, independent and confidential advice and information to help people with problems they may be facing and their rights.
In recent months we have been advising lots of people on issues to do with Coronavirus, including the furlough scheme, applying for benefits and discrimination.
We use the insight into the problems our community faces to make changes to the system, and to make things fairer and better for everyone.
Do you need advice?
You can chat with our team about any problems, such as:
- and much more.
Call our Adviceline: 0808 278 7969 (Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm)
Please click here for web chat or email advice.