Supporting BAME communities thanks to NHS Charities Together donation

Supporting BAME communities thanks to NHS Charities Together donation

North East Ambulance Service has received a grant of £50,000 from NHS Charities Together to progress its work with Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and develop initiatives to support BAME staff in the workplace. 

The money will be used to support a community positive action officer to raise awareness of the services we provide and how to access them. The officer will also help to set up a community ambassador scheme working with local BAME community organisations and individuals and promote ourselves as an inclusive employer.

Money for some smaller scale projects to improve BAME employee experience in the workplace is also included in this grant. 

Karen O’Brien, director of people and development, said “This money will be used to fund a post to improve our engagement with BAME people in the region.

"This is especially important at this time due to the increased risk of COVID on BAME communities. It is important we improve our engagement and communication and it also gives us an opportunity to promote the many employment and volunteering opportunities available in the Trust.”

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