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

Resources

Latest news

16
AUG
2018

Workshop for patients and public to discuss ideas for research

Workshop on British South Asian narratives of diabetes On Wednesday 27th June 2018, we jointly hosted a workshop with the University of Oxford at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, and invited 30 individuals to learn from each other about British South Asian experiences of Type 2... Read More →
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02
AUG
2018

Wellbeing Matters – FREE Events

The University of Leicester has organised a series of free events as part of the Health Matters programme funded by the Edith Murphy Foundation. The events focus on general health and wellbeing and are open to anyone and everyone, from young to old! The free events which start... Read More →
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18
JUL
2018

Fitness taster sessions delivered to Leicestershire’s Traveller Community

Special fitness taster sessions have been staged in Leicestershire in bid to address the healthcare concerns of members of the Gypsy and Travellers community. The Centre for BME Health alongside NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and the Centre organised a series of events during Gypsy... Read More →
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18
MAY
2018

Stall Holder Registration NOW OPEN for the BIG HEALTH CONNECT Event 22 October 2018

Stall holder registration is now open for the BIG HEALTH CONNECT Event Monday 22 October 2018 at Moat Community College. Following on from the success of last year’s event, this time it will be even bigger and better. For further information or to register a stall at the... Read More →
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15
MAY
2018

FREE Outdoor Gym Programme – open to all

    Did you know that Leicester has more than 30 outdoor gyms across the city which are free to use! Leicester City Lifestyle will be holding free outdoor gym sessions between 4 June 2018 – 26 August 2018. The sessions will be held at a number of parks across the... Read More →
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