Cheetham Hill Festival

Cheetham Hill Festival

Annual festival celebrating the many cultures present in Cheetham Hill & showcasing the many organisations present in the area

Benefit of promoting Equality and Diversity

Promoting equality and diversity helps build strong, trusting relationships within communities. People feel safe, less isolated and more able to actively contribute to decisions about the community. It can have positive impacts on employment and the local economy. Valuing diverse experiences can help develop unique and innovative solutions which are specific to the community. Workplaces that promote equality and diversity see increases in productivity, creativity, problem solving and revenue.

Location

Khizra Mosque

425 Cheetham Hill Rd,

Cheetham Hill,

Manchester

M8 0PF

Project team

Local communities and groups across Cheetham Hill

buzz

Khizra Mosque

Aim

The Cheetham Hill festival is an annual celebration of the cultures and diversity of Cheetham Hill and is also an opportunity for organisations in the area to showcase what some of the great work that they have been doing. At the meeting it was decided that the Health Development and buzz would work on putting on a health zone as this had not been done before and could be a way for people to get information on health services available to them as well as an excellent opportunity to do get opinions on what people would like to see developed in their area and if there is anything that they wanted to get involved in.

Evaluation

The day went really well with over 100 people attending. The feedback was really positive.

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

Increasing community involvement

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

Manchester Prevention Programme

Socially connected communities

Manchester Population Health Plan

Empowering residents

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Building on individual and community assets

Our Manchester Strategy

Manchester Prevention Programme

Supporting local economy

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Improving employment prospects

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Legislation

The Equality Act 2010

The Human Rights Act 1998

Research/evidence base

Community Toolbox - Building Inclusive Communities

Disability Rights UK (2014) - Inclusive communities: A research report

Good Things Foundation (2018) - How we build inclusive communities

Manchester City Council - Equality Objectives 2020 - 24

World Economics Foundation (2019) - The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming

Contact

Charlee Fitzgerald - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Charlee.Fitzgerald@gmmh.nhs.uk

T: 07771 805 278


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