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Enhancing local communities

Pictured: Llanelli multicultural drop in and ESOL class

NHS Charities Together funded an outreach project which achieved a “significant impact” on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

The outreach project has seen a team of community workers reach out to ethnic minority people living in the area to help tackle the health inequalities they experience.

Delivering tangible benefits

Specific achievements of this outreach project include:

  • increased uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination among ethnic minority communities
  • increased access to health care services and communication support (including interpreter services)
  • wellbeing walks for women from ethnic minority communities which encouraged peer support and combated loneliness and isolation
  • improved connections with Traveller communities
  • Increased visibility of service providers in the community.


Inspiring change and innovation

Jo McCarthy, Deputy Director of Public Health for Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “What has been very positive about the outreach project is that we have been able to learn so much about how best to deliver healthcare to our various communities.”

Helen Sullivan, the health board’s Head of Partnerships, Diversity and Inclusion, added: “The team will continue to build on the existing links with other agencies and partners, and work to reach out to even more communities, groups, and individuals.”

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