Culturally inclusive practice
There are a range of resources created to support culturally inclusive practice and you can access some of the best here.
The resources outlined below are:
- Carers UK’s BAME Toolkit
- Barking and Dagenham’s BME Inclusion Toolkit
- The Regional Toolkit produced by Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust
- The Afiya Trust and National Black Carers Workers Network’s Good practice guide for people working with black carers
- The National Charter for Inclusion, created by the Giving us a voice project
- The Caring for all carers report
- The Human Rights in Healthcare website
- Supporting Carers in General Practice: A free e-learning programme for NHS health and social care professionals
Carers UK’s BAME Toolkit
This interactive toolkit aims to improve outcomes from social care services for BAME carers.
According to Carers UK, the toolkit also ‘provides a number of good practice examples from boroughs across London and key questions on how to improve carers’ strategies’.
Barking and Dagenham’s BME Inclusion Toolkit
The ChangeUp agency in Barking and Dagenham created a valuable, interactive BME Inclusion Toolkit.
According to ChangeUp, the toolkit:
- ‘Is designed to be a self-assessment tool for organisations working within the community development and/or regeneration environment
- ‘Is intended to be a positive exercise to enable the sector to audit current good practice and identify areas for future development
- ‘Complements existing equalities and diversity properties and facilitates their practical application in the work place
- ‘Seeks to examine a number of issues - Key Factors - considered to be essential elements of a socially inclusive organisation in particular regard to black and minority ethnic service users’.
The Regional Toolkit produced by Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust
You can download the Regional Toolkit, which offers a coherent framework for increasing and enhancing the involvement of BME service users and carers.
The toolkit assists in decisions that shape the way mental health services are designed, managed, delivered and monitored in the East Midlands.
It provides practical advice on involving and consulting BME mental health service users and carers.
The Afiya Trust and National Black Carers Workers Network’s Good practice guide
We Care Too: A good practice guide for people working with black carers captures some of the realities of caring, as experienced by black carers.
This guide also harnesses some of the energy of workers and demonstrates good practice in assessment and service provision.
This guide endeavours to provide effective and practical solutions to concerns expressed by black carers in respect to the services they receive.
The National Charter for Inclusion, created by the Giving us a voice project
This practical tool was developed by BILD, Mencap and ARC with people with Learning Disabilities and their families from ethnic minority communities need to live happier and safer lives and covers four areas: citizenship, health, work and housing.
Caring for all carers
The Caring for all carers report identifies itself as ‘a survey of services for BME and seldom heard carers in Carers’ Centres and Crossroads Care schemes’.
Created by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care, the report ‘identifies six examples of good practice and contains recommendations for further action and suggestions for resources’.
It draws out key learning and pointers for best practice, illustrating this with some short and accessible case studies.
Human Rights in Healthcare
A valuable online resource, the Human Rights in Healthcare website aims ‘to promote a human rights based approach in health and social care and be a web resource where people interested in, and preferably passionate about, a human rights based approach to healthcare can share experience, learn and make links on line’.
Supporting Carers in General Practice: A free e-learning programme for NHS health and social care professionals
According to the Supporting Carers in General Practice website, the ‘e-learning programme has been developed for primary care professionals, to help them to support people who care for others. It has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, in partnership with the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and with support from The Children's Society.
‘The programme contains six e-learning sessions:
- Supporting those who provide care for other people
- Identifying carers
- Organising your practice to support carers
- Supporting young carers
- Support for older people and their carers
- Supporting the carers of people with challenging problems’
Visit 'Sign up for Access' for more information—your role affects the way you access and utilise the programme.