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MEE in Mind Project

This exciting new project aims to increase the value of our elders by involving young people to work with elders to lead change, exchange skills and knowledge and simply enjoy all the great things we bring to each other’s lives.

The MEE (Minority Ethnic Elders) in Mind Project is an all Wales project funded by the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with 2 other regional equality councils. Race Equality First (REF) is the lead partner and we deliver activities in Cardiff and Newport. Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council (SBREC) is our delivery partner in Swansea, and the North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN) delivers activities in North Wales.

Project Purpose

“Help Minority Ethnic Elders (MEE) to say what they want, secure their rights,

represent their interest and obtain services they need.”

Project Activities
  • Monthly health awareness sessions provided by the local health board – learn how to prevent and manage any health issue
  • Quarterly health checks provided by the local health board – get your blood pressure, diabetes, eyes and lots more checked for free at your local community centre
  • Get support, advice or guidance for any issues from our support staff
  • Enjoy: day trips, coffee mornings, memory cafés, lunch clubs, IT training, arts and crafts, cooking and gardening groups, photography, walking and cycling
  • Volunteer, lead or champion any of our activities or causes
  • Leadership & Empowerment Training for all volunteers and champions to enable them to influence and voice their needs
  • Training for Health Boards and organisations for elders on good practice in engaging with ethnic minority elders, their needs and overcoming barriers to participation

All activities will be attended by minority ethnic elders over 50 years as well as people under 50 so no age group is excluded.

If you would like further information or would like to join the project then please contact:

Cardiff: Roon Adam – roon.adam@raceequalityfirst.org.uk Tel: 02920 486207
Newport: Fateha Ahmed – fateha.ahmed@raceequalityfirst.org.uk Tel: 02920 486207
Swansea: Dorota Orzeszek – dorota@sbrec.org.uk Tel: 01792 457035
North Wales (Wrexham): Belinda Gammon – belinda@nwren.org.uk Tel: 01492 622233

Project funded by


Hate Crimes Reported in 2015 / 2016


Disability Hate Crimes reported in 2015 / 2016

Under Representation of BME Women in Politics in Wales

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All Wales Hate Crime

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Our Research

Race Equality First currently delivers 7 different services