BILD received funding from the Department of Health to discover how well the process of accessing services through individual budgets as part of the personalisation agenda, was working for people from Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic (BME) communities with learning disabilities.
The aim of the PAST project project was to find find out why people from Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities do not access personal budgets, to find examples of excellence in advocacy within these communities and spread the knowledge of good practice through networks and contacts.
The consultation events
Three consultation events took place in Birmingham, Liverpool and London between March and May 2010. They were called ‘Personalisation and BAME communities - finding the X Factor’. The aim of the events was to hear stories and to share experiences. Each event was co-chaired by a self advocate.
The report produced includes a brief summary of the events, links to the presentations, the documents we used and the web sites of the organisations involved in the events.
The report also include a summary of the discussions and comments made by the people who attended the events.
You can download the report, see the link on the right.
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