NHS Liverpool CCG currently funds a Community Development Service. This aims to support Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities to get the right support for mental distress - this includes problems with moods or thoughts that affect how people cope with everyday life, help in a crisis and an advocate providing one-to-one support.
We know many people from BAMER communities have different experiences of care for mental distress and we want to improve mental health support.
We want to:
If you are part of a BAMER community, please tell us what you think about these issues using our online survey here. Alternatively, you can download PDF versions of the survey in:
We are also currently working with local voluntary and community organisations to hear people’s views.
If you're a local Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisation please tell us about your views using this survey.
Both surveys have now closed. Further updates will be provided soon.
We will analyse the feedback and use it to reshape the support LCDS provide.
We are also planning on further conversations about this issue later in the year.
If you would like to be kept in touch about this issue please get in touch:
Call: 0151 296 7537
Text: 07920 206386
Some background information on the LCDS can be found here:
A report about what people said about this issue in 2014: BME Stakeholder engagement report
The description of the current contract: BMA Community Service Specification
Liverpool CCG's plan for how to engage people and the first stage equality assessment: Engagement Plan (2019).