Information event for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) older people
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.
Paradigm Housing celebrates Happy to Translate scheme
Paradigm Housing has become the first company in England to adopt the Happy to Translate toolkit. To celebrate, we held a ‘sharing cultures’ event on June 10 at the Hillingdon Civic Centre.
Care Commission the first regulator Happy To Translate
The Care Commission is the first regulator in Scotland to sign up for the Happy to Translate initiative, which will help people to better understand, in many different languages, how to use or choose a good care service in Scotland.
Grampian Housing Association gains recognition as a Happy to Translate logo organisation
A multi cultural celebration is being hosted by Grampian Housing Association on Friday (2 May 2008) in recognition of the Association becoming the first organisation in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to achieve “Happy to Translate” logo status. “Happy to Translate” is a national initiative funded by the Scottish Government to promote equal opportunities for all communities in Scotland by providing access to quality translation and interpreting services.
Tollcross Housing Association has signed up to the Happy to Translate initiative
This will let our service users know, that if language or communication assistance is required, Tollcross Housing Association, will provide confidential translation and interpreting services, free of charge.
The Commission joined HTT two years ago as a way of ensuring it was meeting the needs of all its applicants, irrespective of traditional language barriers. The logo has been successfully incorporated into all of our information literature and is on display throughout the office. We have found this approach to be extremely effective in contributing towards our equality commitments as well as general membership of HTT providing invaluable training, support and value for money.