What do we do?
We work with ethnic minority communities to identify their key issues around health and improve the health information available to them. We help health services have a better understanding of what communities need and we build confidence within communities so they can talk to health services about their cultural needs.
How do we do this?
We coordinate the Haref Network, which comprises of ethnic minority-led organisations or organisations with a project specifically for ethnic minority groups. The Haref Network meets throughout the year to share information and to respond to issues as they are happening.
We recruit and work with Haref Allies. These are organisations that deliver health and wellbeing services, who want to engage better with communities, make their services more accessible, and support the Haref Network.
We share information through the Haref email bulletin and regular information updates to our Haref members. Anyone can subscribe to the monthly bulletin for updates on the work of Haref and useful health and wellbeing information relating to minority communities.
We provide Cultural Competency sessions to help give frontline workers in health and community services the confidence to talk to our diverse communities and come up with new ideas for enhancing their services.