Projects

See details of our current and past projects

Current

    Ageing Well

    NBCT have been working with the ICAN programme for 2 years to deliver a pilot Ageing Well programme focussed on supporting Asian communities with a view to learning from this. The proposal is to extend this work to support African and African-Caribbean Communities and people living with dementia. We have delivered important outcomes that demonstrate the need to develop specific Black community led programmes that can reach people in Black communities to enable equal access and to ensure that services are linguistically, socially and culturally appropriate.

    Active Communities

    NBCT has developed an important strategic partnership with Northamptonshire Sport to deliver the Moving Together Forum bringing NBCT Black organisations and other partners together to develop a strategy and action plan to overcome inequalities in access to sports, leisure, and physical wellbeing. This has been an exciting development and created an excellent model of a strategic partnership in overcoming inequalities and addressing unequal access in Northamptonshire. We want to thank Northamptonshire Sport for the very significant efforts and work with NBCT and other partners.

    Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism (MHLDA)

    From January – June 2023, NBCT were commissioned to support the building and driving of the Equalities Enabler Framework for MHLDA Services for equality groups. A key project aim was to consider the need to develop a service model that could, enable equal access to services, overcome barriers to access, provide preventative support, enable people to get the right information and knowledge of services at the right time, enable existing services to become more culturally competent.

    Health Campaigns

    NBCT has been involved in delivering health campaigns which started during Covid enabling Black communities to access the right information, increase vaccination, testing and to remain safe. We have supported weight management and diabetes work and reported on this to demonstrate how we can reach Black communities and provide relevant health and other information and support. Recently we have been working with the ICB partners to deliver the Healthy Heart campaign with 7 NBCT partners.

    Past

    DEFRA Project: North Northants

    Introduction

    Black (Asian, African-Caribbean and African) Community Organisations came together to develop a collaboration and deliver food provision for Black communities across the county. The collaboration was led by Support Northamptonshire and grants were accessed through all 3 rounds in the North of the county.

    Core Aims

    • To provide a food provision service to those in the Black communities most affected during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Deliver hot meals and food parcels to those most in need
    • Identify and respond to and new needs identified
    • To respond to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in Northamptonshire

    Organisations Involved

    • Asha-Deep
    • United African Association
    • Power of the Mind
    • Wellingborough Afro-Caribbean Association
    DEFRA Project: West Northants

    Introduction

    Black (Asian, African-Caribbean and African) Community Organisations came together to develop a collaboration and deliver food provision for Black communities across the county. The collaboration was led by Support Northamptonshire.

    Key learning:

    • We have been able to extend our reach into communities and identified new
      communities who were in desperate need.
    • We been able to make a real and tangible impact in people’s lives during such a
      difficult time
    • Some people have managed to return to work as a direct result of the project
    • We have learnt new skills in monitoring outcomes and seeking views from service
      users
    • Sharing of resources, skills and experience has been helpful to meet community
      needs
    • Organisations feeling more confident and able to take on new projects and tasks

    Organisations Involved

    • Asha-Deep
    • United African Association
    • Power of the Mind
    • Amalgamation
    • New Life Chapel Northampton
    Asha Deep Evaluation January 2021

    Asha Deep Project – Aims & Objectives

    • To assess the impact of Covid19 on BAME communities
    • To provide a service to address people’s physical, mental, emotional wellbeing
    • To collaborate between partners to provide a holistic response to people’s need
    • To meet community needs that present as a result of Covid19
    South Asian Heritage Project 2021

    Gulab Bharti code

    Sharda Patel code

    Shashi Dholakia code

    Dinesh & Jaymini Kotecha code

    Tony Aslam code

    Hansa Shah code

    Hiten Patel code

    Punja & Ganga Shah code