roshni would like to invite you to participate in a conversation cafe that will explore a number of topics that affect the health and happiness of minority ethnic communities in Scotland.
Following a successful series of conversation cafes held in 2012, roshni are pleased to be holding a further four conversation cafes across Scotland in November 2013.
Attended by a vibrant cross-section of 85 attendees – including public workers, frontline staff and community members – last years’ conversation cafes culminated in research report that found that, despite significant steps forward taken in recent years, there is still much work to be done in improving the awareness of both communites ans service providers. For a copy of the full report, click here.
This year, the conversation cafes will build on these findings to explore a number of additional topics:
- Child Abuse: A Closer Look at FGM, Ritualistic Abuse & Child Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage & Honour-Based Violence
- Taking Further Steps for Minority Ethnic Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
- Living with Disability in Minority Ethnic Communities
- Supporting Older Members of Minority Ethnic Communities
- Looking at Attitudes towards Mental Health
The conversation cafes will provide a forum for frontline staff, service providers and community members to explore and discuss these important issues, giving participants an opportunity to expand their own knowledge, awareness and insight.
As a valued friend of roshni, we would be delighted if you could join us for discussion at one of the following events:
Monday 18th November in Perth
2.00pm – 4.30pm at PKAVS Registered Office, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth. Directions are available here.
Wednesday 20th November in Aberdeen
2.00pm – 4.30pm at Aberdeen College, Gallowgate, Aberdeen. Directions are available here.
Tuesday 26th November in Edinburgh
2.00pm – 4.30pm at Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh. Directions available here.
Wednesday 27th November in Glasgow
2.00pm – 4.30pm at Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow. Directions are available here.
The conversation cafes will provide baseline data for a research report exploring: perceptions of the discussion topics; how service providers can improve access for minority ethnic communities; and how communities and service providers can move forward together on these issues.
You will be invited to contribute to discussion around these topics within groups, sharing your knowledge, ideas and experience.
To register your attendance at one of the conversation cafes, click here.