The West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) and Govan Community Project (GCP) are delivering an innovative community-led advocacy service to vulnerable and harder to reach minority ethnic (ME) communities in Glasgow and Renfrewshire
Main Aims of Projects
Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to:
Have their voice heard regarding issues that are important to them
Defend and safeguard their rights
Have their views and wishes considered when decisions are being made about their lives
Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
Express any views or concerns they may have
Access information and public services
Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
Explore their choices and options
Through our diverse staff who also have language skills in Arabic, Farsi and Urdu/Punjabi, we intend to reduce the barriers faced by minority ethnic communities such as language, lack of awareness etc and increase confidence through inter-cultural dialogue and capacity building individuals. The main goal of the project is to connect vulnerable and isolated individuals with mainstream services they require by supporting them to understand their situation and helping them make informed decisions. We hope to help individuals from a BME background to build confidence and enable empowerment.
Over the course of the project the organisation expects to reach around 2,000 people, engaging with 1000 through registrations and signposting out of which 500 receiving intensive support during the lifetime of the project.
Service that MEAP provides
If you need help with accessing public services, filling out forms, understanding letters or attending appointments, the MEAP project can help you. You can get in touch by phone, by visiting our offices, or by accessing the WSREC or GCP websites to book a registration appointment.
If you would like to register with MEAP, please click on the button below to book a place at our registration session.