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Can you imagine how an individual feels isolated from certain places or people due to life experiences? Our families often feel similarly isolated due to cultural differences.   
The ethnic minority communities are expanding in and around Colchester. Currently, there is inadequate provision for the culturally specific needs of women and children within our locality. These are a vulnerable minority of people that are frequently isolated from the community. They mostly originate from Bangladesh (Sylhet) and on coming here to an alien culture so different from their own, are now housebound and have language barriers, which are having a consequential effect on their children. Concerns have been growing amongst the community for community development and better access to services and social welfare. Our outreach work confirmed that everyone agreed ‘something needed to be done’.

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"To improve the quality of life for the Bangladeshi women and their families living in Colchester and surrounding areas"

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Type 2 Diabetes

Aug 2021

Type 2 diabetes is two to four times more likely in people of South Asian descent and Black Caribbean or Black African descent.
That’s why it’s really important that you find out if you are at risk. Find out how at risk you are here.


After Lockdown Meeting

Aug 2021

BWAE members enjoyed coming together at Firstsite for their first members meeting since the Lockdown. We discussed the community Ambition volunteer programme.Training will start in September @Colchesteripswichhospitalcharity and @NHSCharitiesTogether

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