Challenging health inequalities through collaboration
National Voices would like input from members on the development of a programme to support organisations working directly with those facing the greatest health inequalities in our society.
National Voices is scoping the development of a new programme to support organisations working directly with those facing the greatest health inequalities in our society. As a coalition, we have had many successes to date but we want to do more to support those organisations who work with underserved communities. We also want to do more to support and connect individuals in our member organisations who specialise in this work and help share learning across the voluntary sector. The recent release of the Government’s Race Disparity Audit only adds to the urgency of this work.
We’ve held exploratory conversations with some of our members working in this space that have encouraged us to take this further. However, we are acutely conscious of the need for this project to be shaped from the outset both by the organisations and individuals it seeks to support; and the communities who directly suffer the greatest health inequalities.
We are calling on organisations with a strong interest in equalities, diversity or health inclusion to join us at a workshop to share ideas and gather consensus to shape the project. We’d like to share our ideas for a multiyear project framework, draw on your advice and first-hand experiences, and genuinely co-produce this work.
The project will build on the learning from our Wellbeing our Way programme and the work that many of our members, small and large, are already doing to combat inequalities; but we also wish to bring in others with expertise and experience to guide us.