This toolkit has been developed by MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) as a guide to support the health and social care sector in Scotland to understand the importance of a culturally competent approach for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities when engaging with Self-directed Support (SDS).Read More
MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) teamed up with Diversity Matters to develop the Everyone Together programme for Minority Ethnic groups, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. Everyone Together is a two-day workshop that brings together people with disabilities, carers, local authorities, and professionals from other organisations to learn together about SDS, explore outcomes, and to discover the assets, strengths and skills of their communities and localities.Read More
MECOPP’s Self-Directed Support (SDS) projects aim to raise awareness of SDS amongst Minority Ethnic communities in Scotland. Our South Asian and Chinese service users have told us there is a need for consistent translation of the complicated language and jargon being used to describe SDS.
Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health, launched MECOPP’s SDS Translation Guide at the ‘Let’s Get Personal’ Conference on 14th May 2014. The Translation Guide takes 22 terms related to SDS and puts them in context, translating both the term and the definition to Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and Chinese. The translations have been tested with community members to ensure the language is as accessible as possible.