This accessible seven minute film summarises the issues around ensuring that everyone has access to IMHA services. Primarily aimed at independent mental health advocacy providers the film explains how they can ensure that their service provides equality of access to all service users.
Black and minority ethnic people resources and services
In one of 17 interviews conducted as part of the Care Leaver's Stories Project, Khadija Sekhon talks about her life before, during and after care. The full interview is in three parts and a film summary and transcript are also available. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and developed by SCIE in partnership with the British Library, enabled care experienced people to record their life stories on digital video.
In one of 17 interviews conducted as part of the Care Leaver's Stories Project, Byron Baker talks about his life before, during and after care. The full interview is in three parts, and a film summary and transcript is also available. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and developed by SCIE in partnership with the British Library, enabled care experienced people to record their life stories on digital video.
The story of a service user turned care worker and how he draws on his own experience in his work with a gypsy traveller support group.
This film looks at services that enable people to die at home and includes interviews with care professionals who work in people's homes at the end of their lives.
The film examines working with black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in delivering personalisation.
The mental health and wellbeing of elders in the black and minority ethnic community: promoting mental wellbeing
This film is about mental wellbeing and some of the risk factors for people from BME communities. In particular, it examines how relatively simple early intervention and prevention approaches can help minimise isolation and loneliness and improve overall mental wellbeing.
The mental health and wellbeing of elders in black and minority ethnic communities: working together for mental wellbeing
This third film in the series on mental wellbeing looks at the role of the local authority in enabling community organisations to promote personalised services. The film is based on a case study of a Chinese organisation in the London Borough of Barnet which has been running a pilot scheme funded by the authority and providing services to Chinese older people.
The mental health and wellbeing of elders in black and minority ethnic communities: the impact of poor housing on mental wellbeing
This film explores the inextricable link between housing and mental wellbeing. It looks at the importance of providing culturally appropriate care and support to enable BME older people access housing services. The film explores the work of the charity Bristol Care and Repair and its holistic approach to providing housing services for older people from BME communities.
This briefing discusses the barriers currently faced by BME people in accessing dementia care services and some of the ways in which services can become better at responding to the needs of BME people in their locality.