Success in applying for funding

Advonet’s Bilingual Advocacy has been successful in applying for funding from Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (LNCCG). The funding is to run a project over a year to improve the standard of health and reduce inequalities in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. We will develop links between health professionals and patients to support the CCG’s key priorities. The aims are to increase access to healthcare services in BME communities, especially for newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers; to support the communities to access healthcare services in the best way for their needs; to improve support for people with long term conditions and encourage people to manage their own health better. We have recruited two project workers who have a range of skills, knowledge and experience relating to BME communities. They will work with the Bilingual volunteers to increase community engagement and liaise with the social prescribing services to make sure services are accessible to people from BME communities. We are confident the project will result in sustainable and positive outcomes for the communities we reach.