Welcome to our centre

Supporting people, researchers and professionals and improving health

Involving communities

People’s voices and their opinions are not only heard but also form the basis of solutions

Growing research

Inspiring community-led research and encouraging participation

Creating resources

Developing and promoting culturally sensitive resources

Working together

Collaborating with researchers to widen participation

What we are working towards

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) has one clear vision: “To reduce ethnic health inequalities”. We do this by working with patients, the public, community and voluntary sectors, researchers, health and social care organisations, to:

  • Inspire community-led research
  • Develop and promote culturally sensitive resources
  • Raise awareness of community engagement
  • Encourage active research participation
  • Collaborate with researchers to widen participation


Latest news


80-year-old Leicester man improves his health by attending Walking Cricket sessions

“I didn’t really know what to expect when I went along, but everyone is very friendly and the exercise isn’t too demanding An 80-year-old from Leicester has shown it is never too late to start exercising after taking part in a series of Walking Cricket sessions. Shirish Modi, who... Read More →
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Invitation to free Leicester health event

The power of music and sport will be harnessed to promote health messages at a community event taking place in Leicester later this month. A gospel choir, featuring some members with sickle cell disease, will perform at the free event being staged to spread messages about the... Read More →
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Event to spread prostate cancer message to African Caribbean men

A video featuring the personal experiences of men with prostate cancer will be showcased in Leicester at an event to raise awareness of the disease among African Caribbean men. The inspiring 12-minute clip highlights the heightened risk for men from black and minority ethnic... Read More →
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Body art showing perceptions of health and mental wellbeing

An exhibition to showcase perceptions of health and mental wellbeing of local people across Leicester using body art starts on 29 September 2018. The ‘Remedies and Reasons’ exhibition will run until 13 October, and explores a deeper more personal view of what health... Read More →
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