Organised by Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN), the support group is an opportunity for Wigan’s Black community to come together and discuss issues affecting them.
This project supports Wigan’s Caribbean and African community members who don’t have a platform to discuss local issues like health, policing and housing conditions. It is run by Caribbean and African Health Network
Fortnightly forum meetings on community issues
Wigan, Greater Manchester
This project supports Caribbean and African communities in Greater Manchester to come together to discuss essential issues affecting their health and well-being.
Delivering fortnightly forums, the support group brings together people from different backgrounds to discuss local issues, as well as an opportunity for their members to learn the skills to become community leaders and support their neighbourhoods.
Some of the issues discussed are housing conditions, health, and policing, with the project leaders then acting as community advocates to present data and experiences from its members to local services to enact change.
Groups run for people of all ages, and there are specific young people’s groups to engage the younger generation.
“Inclusion is how we begin to narrow health inequalities.”
Chief Officer, Caribbean and African Health Network