Information event for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) older people

Information Event

The Equal Opportunities Programme hosted an information event for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) older people at the Ardler Community Complex in Dundee on 13 October 2010. The event invited members of the local BME communities to inform them about the work of the Programme through its various projects.

Guests were informed about Happy to Translate and what to expect from member organisations when they need information on their services.

The event was a huge success with over 120 people attending from different backgrounds, the majority of whom were older people. There were over 12 information stands from local service providers including Care & Repair (HTT Member), Tayside Fire & Rescue (HTT Member), Dundee City Council, the Pension Service and many others. Servite Housing Association took the opportunity to launch their recent enrolment of the initiative. Housing Services Director, Tim Calderbank, confirmed the commitment of the Association to providing access to services to all communities and spoke about how HTT will help to underpin that commitment.


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Jenny Copland, Publications Co-ordinator, Corporate Planning, Communications and Involvement Team, Care Inspectorate

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