MEE in Mind Project
The MEE (Minority Ethnic Elders) in Mind project aims to provide 1-1 advocacy for beneficiaries across Wales to assist them to access health appointments, to help beneficiaries to understand information provided to them, for example through utilising interpreter telephone services, to provide information and assistance so beneficiaries’ voices can be heard, to support with independent living arrangements, to support beneficiaries to complete forms and applications for welfare benefits, and to generally support beneficiaries who may be experiencing barriers in accessing a service in an holistic way.
Project funded by
“Help Minority Ethnic Elders (MEE) to say what they want, secure their rights,
represent their interest and obtain services they need.”
- One-to-one advocacy for 1,320 beneficiaries from Cardiff, Newport Swansea and Wrexham at home, in care, hospital or within office environment
- Monthly AdvoCafés across the 4 areas of Wales: drop-in coffee mornings to discuss/educate on: care & support needs; equipment to live independently at home; making complaints; finding accommodation; maintenance/repairs; health awareness; influencing practice, improvements in local services and informing service providers about their needs
Volunteer Champions trained in Advocacy to represent AdvoCafé attendees’ views at Council meetings, health board, committees, consultations.
- Training for social care organisations/services on: needs of BAME service users; culturally appropriate personal care; maintaining dignity and pride; delivering cultural/religious-sensitive services.