ARISE- reducing health inequalities

by Jennifer Williams (ARISE) in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

ARISE- reducing health inequalities


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Reduce health-inequalities faced by the black community in Leicester by promoting positive representation and accessibility not segregation

by Jennifer Williams (ARISE) in Leicester, England, United Kingdom

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We are mums based in Leicester who are wanting to evoke change in society to create a better future for our children. We provide a number of services centred on raising up the voices of the black community in Leicestershire.

We organise events in and around Leicester city as well as online through the use of webinars to raise awareness of issues affecting the black community. 

Our aim is to reduce the health inequalities by focusing on 3 main concepts:

1. Maternal Support- The Melanin mamas of Leicester. Supporting pregnant women all the way up till they no longer need support. Raise awareness on maternal health and all things motherhood, whilst bringing mums together to prevent loneliness and isolation.

2. Wellbeing- Focusing on physical and mental health to achieve a state of wellness. Due to the increased cardiovascular risks associated with Afro-carribeans and Africans, we promote adopting an active lifestyle and reducing other risk factors for the diseases. This is through education on healthy eating, exercise, webinars and events.

3. Education- This relates to reducing the attainment gap documented with black children. This will be done through supporting children and their parents who are in KS2 with school work, baby & me music and sensory classes and giving women the confidence to achieve their dreams and contribute to society by ups killing themselves either going back to education or starting a small affordable business.

All monies raised will be used to fund the events and tailor the resources to meet the community culturally to make it more accessible for all.

Let's make 'ARISE- reducing health inequalities' happen

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