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Diversity News

The following information may be of interest to Cornish Against Racism (CAR) readers.

Primary Care Trust

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly is launching a new Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Scheme and is looking for the involvement of members of the public in its development. The scheme aims to ensure that the strategic aims of the organisation are delivered equitably across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, reducing any current inequalities in health.

The consultation and involvement events, called the Equality and Human Rights Forums, are being held in April and May:

Monday 27th April,10am- 3pm Alverton Manor, Truro
Friday 1st May,10am -3pm Trethorne Leisure Farm, Launceston
Tuesday 5th May,10am-2pm - Town Hall, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

There will also be a specific focus group for those who are Polish or Lithuanian to be held on Monday 27th April, between 6pm and 8pm, at Victoria Hotel, Newquay with interpreters. Polish and Lithuanian are currently the two most requested languages requiring translators within Cornwall. The focus group will allow attendees to discuss a full range of health concerns, as well as a discussion of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Scheme.

The draft of the new Scheme is now available, including an Easy Read version, on the website.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

As you know it is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month in June this year and a special magazine about the month is being produced by the Gypsy Media Company.

The Magazine will be going to print in early May and so far the team have not received any articles/adverts/sponsors from the South West. In other areas, Local Authorities, Fire Services, Health Authorities, Police Services, as we as local CABs, and support groups have all submitted articles to be included in the magazine. The magazine will be distribute across the country to Gypsies and Travellers and bodies across all the sectors so this is a prime opportunity to show your support for History month and the communities involved.

Please send your requests for an advertisement to Jake Bowers (cc’d in above) by May 1st and send any artwork by May 14th at the very latest. Subscriptions and corporate sponsorships can be a week later.


For more information please call Jake Bowers on 07966 786242

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