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BAME Cultural Competency Session

Thursday, 17 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30

Please check with the event organiser before making a special trip to this event.

Are you a frontline worker for a health or community service in Newcastle? How confident do you feel about understanding and talking to our diverse community?

This training is an introductory level session and provides a safe space to ask questions and listen to real life examples about how improved cultural knowledge has been used to break down barriers and improve services.

‘Culture’ embraces a broad range of aspects, from religion to disability, and communities vary greatly from one local area to another so we have devised a flexible programme to build confidence and help you to deliver the best service possible in your community.

The 2.5 hour session has a specific focus on health and is a face-to-face interactive learning programme with activities and open discussion.

By the end of the session you will:

Recognise why it is important to have an understanding of different cultures and beliefs
Understand key aspects of your local community cultures and wider Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Newcastle
Feel confident in applying this knowledge to your practice
Be able to highlight areas for improvement in your own practice and come up with new ideas for enhancing the services you deliver

“Big thanks to Hamna. The training was great and the discussion on how we can improve our work with BAME communities has continued well into the afternoon.”Newcastle Stop Smoking
“Fab training, really relevant, easy to follow, fun and interactive.” Health Works

Requirements, info and booking:

Our Cultural Competency Session has been designed by Newcastle CVS and is funded and approved by Newcastle Public Health
The programme is free to organisations with frontline medical and non-medical staff delivering services to residents in Newcastle
You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge of cultures
We can either arrange to visit your premises to deliver the session or provide an external space according to your preference

To arrange a session please contact Hamna Begum on 0191 232 7445 or email  hamna.begum@cvsnewcastle.org.ukor book onto one of the following dates:

  • Cultural Competency, Tuesday 17 September, 10am - 12:30pm  (Book online)
  • Cultural Competency, Thursday 17 October, 10am - 12:30pm (Book online)
  • Cultural Competency, Tuesday 12 November, 10am -12:30pm (Book online)
  • Cultural Competency, Tuesday 10 December, 10am -12:30pm (Book online)

“I felt I was being sent to another boring training programme, where I would be given information that I already knew about, but I was blown away by this session!! It was great to listen to other people about their experiences. We shared best practice amongst each other and I really feel confident to go out there to work with the BAME communities. I thoroughly enjoyed the training.”

“I will feel more confident about reaching out and communicating with potential service users from BME communities. Hopefully we as a service can target better and offer new services to BME local communities.”

Venue Address: 
Newcastle CVS
Higham House
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8AF
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