CVT Shared Lives recognised for recruitment of BAME Carers across region

CVT Shared Lives recognised for recruitment of BAME Carers across region

The Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives scheme, which operates across the Black Country, has been recognised by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) in a report as one of fourteen organisations throughout England for their inclusive recruitment programme of Shared Lives Carers.

Camphill Village Trust are leading the way in recruiting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers. Out of a current list of 94 Carers, the CVT Shared Lives team has recruited 17 carers from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds in the three years they have been operational in the Dudley area.

The Shared Lives scheme has intentionally focused their recruitment on specific communities, giving presentation at local mosques, churches, temples and community centres, as well as advertising and giving interviews on the ‘Newstyle’ Afro-Caribbean radio station and publishing good news articles in ‘The Voice’ and ‘Phoenix’ national newspapers. Once recruited, the Carers then become champions in their respective communities and they encourage others to join Shared Lives, which can pay up to £600 per week tax-free. To find out more please call 01384 441505 or go to Shared Lives West Midlands | Adult Support| Camphill Village Trust.

What does good personalised community-based care and support look like for people in ethnically diverse communities? Registered Manager Kate Morgan said ‘We are very proud to be recognised for the inclusive work we are doing. As we were developing as a scheme, we were always very conscious that our Carers needed to reflect the multi-cultural demographic of the wider communities in which we provide Shared Lives.



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