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Pathways CiC Community Development Project

Eastern Cheshire has an increasing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) population and as a CCG it is important that we continue to work closely with our local populations to gain their views and experiences of local services, so that we can ensure that our commissioning plans reflect the needs of our population. 

NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG has commissioned Pathways CiC to undertake community development work with the BME Ethnic communities in Eastern Cheshire, through its BME Health and Wellbeing Service, to understand how our population access services, and what support is needed to promote positive health and wellbeing. 

The communities that Pathways CiC have been working with include Eastern European, Chinese, Bangladeshi, Afro-Caribbean, African and the travelling community in Eastern Cheshire. 

The role of a Community Development Worker is to ensure that BME communities are made aware of the health services and to how to access them. They are responsible for establishing strong communication between service users, service commissioners and health professionals by gathering patient and carer stories to ensure that services are accessible and well resourced. They also promote health within BME communities and strengthen their involvement in the planning and design in services.


BME Health and Wellbeing Service Annual Report 

The Annual Reports outline the continued work of the BME Health and Wellbeing Service to build bridges between commissioners, services and their local communities, specifically taking into consideration the evolving diverse population of Eastern Cheshire. The report identifies key findings regarding access to local primary and secondary care services.

To read the 2012/13 report please click here.

To read the 2013/14 report please click here. Please note that the report is presented within a Prezi.


Further Information

For further information about the project, please contact Mark Franklin on the details below:

Mark Franklin: Manager at Pathways CiC

01270 617 685 /


Reporting Information

You can download the reporting information by following the links below: 

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

August 2013

November 2013

December 2013

January 2014

February 2014