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Working with South Asian Communities

June 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


This training is free to all professionals & volunteers in the Blackburn with Darwen area

Drugs and their use are of increasing concern for many communities within Britain. In East Lancashire a significant number of the population are of South Asian heritage, many having historical and cultural roots in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This course will explore the dynamic and diverse cultural/religious practices of the South Asian communities living in East Lancashire. It will equip participants with the understanding and skills necessary to develop interventions and work practices that support effective service delivery.

By the end of this session, participants will have had an opportunity to:

  • Gain an overview of South Asian communities’ background, history of migration and an appreciation of the diversity within communities
  • Gain insight into specific issues around substance misuse in relation to religion and cultural practices
  • Explore ways in which to engage with South Asian communities and improve access to services
  • Gain an overview of local service provision, including how to access specialist substance misuse services

This training session will assist in the attainment of the following Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards: AA1, AA4, AC1, AD1, AD4, AB2, AB6 and AB7.

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Inspire House
Inspire House
Blackburn, BB1 7JN United Kingdom
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01254 495 014

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