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