The Afiya Trust is a national charity working to reduce inequalities in the health and social care provision for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.
The word 'Afiya' translates as meaning 'good health' and 'well being' in several African, Arabic and south Asian languages and the Afiya Trust works to re-address instances of inequality for BME in the health, mental health and social care industries.
Afiya Trust hosts the National Black Carers and Carers Workers Network (NBCCWN) which works closely with Carers UK, the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) and the Department of Health (DH). This London based charity, represents organisations in both the voluntary and statutory sectors and organises events and support resources for Black carers.
Their work includes:
- influencing policy makers and service providers
- award ceremonies
- community involvement
- mental health, diabetes, stroke, cancer and long term conditions
The page was last updated on 1 June 2015
c/o The Mental Health Foundation
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