Introduction

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.

Target Communities

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.

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In Partnership With

Funded By

Project Staff

Nadeem Hanif
Nadeem HanifProject Manager
Tauseef Khan
Tauseef KhanIT, Resource & Administration Officer
Dr. Manal Eshelli
Dr. Manal EshelliAdvocacy Worker
Robina Khan
Robina KhanAdvocacy Worker
Niamh-Áine O'Sullivan
Niamh-Áine O'Sullivan Advocacy Worker
Govan Community Project
Sara Al-Rubaya
Sara Al-RubayaAdvocacy Worker
Govan Community Project
Rabeea Qureshi
Rabeea QureshiAdvocacy Worker