Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Health care service for our ethnically diverse communities – have your say!

Somerset Diverse Communities has launched a new project working with Somerset’s diverse communities and health/social care providers to address inequalities in both access and care for patients and professionals.

Somerset Diverse Communities is part of the Community Council for Somerset (CCS) and wants to improve Somerset’s health care service for our ethnic diverse communities.

Health is vital in every part of our lives, so it is important that we get the best experience and treatment available no matter where we are from or who we work for.

The challenges of inequality in health and care can take many forms within our diverse communities, with barriers to understanding including :

  • cultural differences
  • language
  • unconscious bias
  • micro-aggressions
  • health disparities by ethnic background
  • vaccination myths

These barriers can lead to lower uptake and engagement with health and social care, preventing access to health care. Assumptions and some ‘normal’ practices can lead to misdiagnoses or late treatment.

 Are you from an ethnically diverse community in Somerset? 

Please share your experience of the health care service and complete our online Survey- visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/health-inequalities

This is an opportunity to share your first-hand experiences of Somerset’s health and care service.

We will be attending Multicultural Frome on the 9th of October at the Cheese and Grain, between 11am – 2pm

or Bridgwater Together on 12th November at Bridgwater Town Hall from 11am – 3pm.

If you would like to come and meet the team and find out more.If you have experiences or a story to tell about how this has affected, you please get in touch with Kirsten.Contact: Kristen Rushby Call 07971024496 or email: kirstenr@somersetrcc.org.uk

Or watch Liz presenting the project on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=681UPL1GMjA&t=6s

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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