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.

Wigan Caribbean and African Community Support Group

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.”

Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Chief Officer, Caribbean and African Health Network

Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery North West