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Training and Development Unit
As a central part of our social entrepreneurial strategy, REACH's Training and Development Unit attempts to bridge the gap between BME communities and health service providers. REACH is committed to developing and delivering training solutions to improve health and social care service provision for BME communities in Scotland. Training is available to organisations working for and with BME communities in Scotland within the mainstream, voluntary and private sectors.

The objectives of the Unit include the following:
  • To raise the awareness amongst health providers of issues and challenges faced by BME communities with regards to health and social care
  • To impart and share knowledge gathered by REACH on action research, community development, effective engagement and barriers faced by BME Communities in accessing Health and Social Care services
  • To facilitate ensuring all individuals accessing this training will deliver a culturally sensitive service to BME communities/clients in their particular field of work
  • To assist NHS/ Social Care Policy makers with the operational completion of equality and diversity impact assessments
  • To provide Equality and Cultural Diversity Training: which covers cultural diversity, strategies for effective engagement, cultural competency and equalities legislation.


Current training provision includes:
Equality and Cultural Diversity Training (ECDT)
  • Delivered to various national and local public, private and voluntary organisations in Scotland

  • Public Participation Training (PPT)
  • Delivered to BME communities in Scotland in partnership with local health bodies

  • Further as part of the ICHEE (Improving Community Health through Effective Engagement) project we are providing Equality & Cultural Diversity Training to voluntary and community organisations within three Health Board areas in Scotland
    Culturally Sensitive Services
    In response to the major health inequalities faced by BME communities living in Glasgow, REACH provides a broad based, integrated health service programme. In partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Primary Care Division, we have developed a Community Health Clinic that offers preventative health promotion information and comprehensive clinical advice to individuals from the BME community. Moreover, REACH’s service delivery is sensitive to issues of ethnicity, race, and religion/faith.
    Policy and Research Unit
    REACH believes that health planning and legislation should be based on the best available research and evidence. To this end, REACH engages in its own research and policy work in order to influence change with regards to BME Health. In addition to producing community led studies into BME health needs and barriers, REACH
    Training and Development Unit
    As a central part of our social entrepreneurial strategy, REACH's Training and Development Unit attempts to bridge the gap between BME communities and health service providers. REACH is committed to developing and delivering training solutions to improve health and social care service provision for BME communities in Scotland. Training is available to organisations working for and with BME communities in Scotland within the mainstream, voluntary and private sectors.