As part of Get On Up, a Community Action Researchers and Reporters course was delivered.
As a result of this course, a case study was carried out in June 2011 showing the work already being done by community groups in Nottingham to tackle heart health in Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
Bright Ideas and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) East Midlands (the region’s leading voluntary sector provider of adult learning) have been training local people from the city’s black and minority ethnic communities to become ‘community action researchers and reporters’. The aim of the training is to give local people the skills and experience they need to really make a difference in their communities, whilst gaining a greater insight into community views on issues such as heart health.
The course involved local people working alongside Bright Ideas staff so they could learn how to engage with local people and find out about the issues that affect them.
Please find the full report below:
This course was delivered again for a new group of volunteers in 2012!