Gloucestershire Housing Support (GHS) and Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) are organising an information day later this month specifically focussed on the black and minority ethnic (BME) community.
15 partner agencies are expected at the event, including the county council, the police, Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS), and Age UK. All will be there to showcase what services and support is on offer for the BME community, both in the county and surrounding areas.
Donovan Kelly, support worker for GHS, said: “We are very pleased to be putting on this cultural event. It’s really important to raise awareness of the availability of services among Gloucestershire’s diverse communities and also a great opportunity to address misconceptions out there on both sides. We are also going to have representatives from the Crown Prosecution Service coming too and they’ll be discussing their involvement in hate crimes and work with the Home Office.”
The event will be on Tuesday 27 August from 10am-2pm at Northgate Hall, St John’s Church in Gloucester. Food and light refreshments will be provided and there will be live music.
Contact Donovan, Farhana or Lucy on 01452 726951 for more details.
Both GHS and GDASS are delivered by GreenSquare.
Working across Gloucester, Tewkesbury, and the Forest of Dean, GHS is a flexible, short-term support service addressing the housing needs of a range of clients, including those who need help with avoiding homelessness; budgeting or benefits; setting up home for the first time; or accessing education, training and work. More information can be found at gloshousingsupport.com
GDASS is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. Their specialist team offer a range of support to help victims, both women and men, live safely and move on from abuse. More information about GDASS can be found at www.gdass.org.uk