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Croydon BME (black & minority ethnic) Forum is the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector; engaging people, building capacity, and promoting equality and cohesion.

Working to empower Croydon’s BME communities to contribute towards policy development and decision making in order to ensure equal access to services as well as development of culturally sensitive services.

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The Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework brings Black communities, service users and their carers together to design new and improved services that enable our communities to thrive.

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Empowering BME voluntary and community sector organisations; and social enterprises in developing their people, systems and structures so that they are better able to deliver quality services to their users.

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Join our Expert Patients Programme (EPP) – a free course for any adult living with one or more long-term health condition in Croydon. We are looking to particularly support people with hypertension (high blood pressure), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and diabetes.

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Croydon BME Forum and Mind in Croydon and have formed an exciting new partnership, the MHPIC Partnership to deliver this innovative, explorative project. The MHPICs will also ensure that people are enabled to identify their own goals, needs and wishes and are empowered to achieve them.

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Croydon BME Forum in partnership with Asian Resource Centre Croydon are working with the community on behalf of the SWL Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Croydon NHS, to provide the local community with education and support in managing three long-term conditions on the increase in Croydon.

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Other services

Achievements

Croydon BME Forum is the only umbrella organisations for Croydon’s BME VCO. We have been operating in the borough since 2002 and have built up a strong membership as well as an excellent track record of delivering capacity building interventions.

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The Wellness Centre

Our new Wellness Centre based in the Whitgift Centee is a safe, confidential and comfortable space to access free wellness interventions and to get information for all thing’s mental health for adults (18+) who are residents of Croydon.

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Latest on COVID-19

Croydon BME Forum we are working with a number of organisations on Croydon’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. In partnership with South West London CCG we aim to engage with local communities to answer questions and to provide information about the virus and vaccinations.

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Support Numbers and Websites

Off The Record

Our Croydon counselling service is a free service for young people aged 14-25 who live, work or study in Croydon. We also challenge mental health inequalities and stigma experienced by BME people  in Croydon.

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Mind Croydon

Mind in Croydon is a mental health charity founded in 1967 and since then has developed into a significant provider of mental health services in Croydon

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Croydon Talking Therapies

Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) offers many different types of support including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling. Talking therapy can be delivered in lots of different ways including in a group, over the phone, through online programmes or one to one.

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Victim Support

We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime.

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FJC (Family Justice Centre)

The FJC can provide you and your family with support and a safety plan if you don’t feel safe at home. Our aim is to listen and respond to your needs in a safe way.

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Croydon Figures

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BME Communities Organisations worked with over past 8 years
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Supported 98 groups with Capacity Building
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Young people aged 11-19 in Croydon
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People that may be affected by Mental Health in Croydon

Testimonials

“The BME Health & Wellbeing Event was a very useful and informative event about different health issues e.g. stress, bad sleep, exercise and blood pressure.”

Mary Cameron, Visitor

Croydon BME Forum has been very helpful to myself and others of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds. It’s an interactive forum with training facilities and puts on events that are informative and affective to the BME community.

Marcia Elliott,

The BME Forum helped me start my company and helped me with funding bids over the years.. We have also been able to train my Trustees and staff over the years

Amanda Jeffers

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Contact Us

General Contact

56a Mitcham Road
Croydon
CR0 3RG
Telephone: 020 8684 3719
Email: info@bmeforum.org

Location
Opposite Kwik Fit and BP Petrol Station Corner of Albion Street

Travel information
Buses: 264
Train: Nearest Train or Tram Stop: West Croydon

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