Anti-Racist Action in Arts & Wellbeing: ‘Dynamics of Culture in Dementia Care’ Roundtable

Join us for a free online roundtable, designed and delivered by Nubian Life, exploring the dynamics of culture in dementia care.

Flourishing Lives and the Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing invite you to our latest free online workshop exploring anti-racist action and inclusive practice in arts & wellbeing services.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Nubian Life on this roundtable and are immensely grateful to Jazz Browne from Nubian Life for designing and facilitating the session.

Culture defines how people and communities interact, value each other, co-exist and develop a sense of belonging. The characteristics of culture can be global but also very personal to the individual, in how they connect or engage with services. This becomes more relevant to those living with dementia as the need to associate with people, places and environments increases as the journey progresses.

If organisations fail to engage in anti-racist practice the conversation around disparity will never end and the value of culture and person-centred care will never be fully explored or experienced. Organisations will miss the opportunity to promote a core sense of being and belonging for all beneficiaries, staff and volunteers.

In this session we will:

  • Provide the opportunity for practitioners to explore the dynamics of culture in dementia care
  • Explore the merits of anti-racist practice and person-centred care
  • Consider which model of practice creates effective outcomes for beneficiaries?

Join us to share ideas and advocate for inclusive practice and anti-racist action across the arts and wellbeing sector.

About Nubian Life
Nubian Life is a vibrant and successful charity operating a community resource centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It was established in 1995 in direct response to a gap in the service provision within the borough for its aging African Caribbean population. Since then the Day Opportunity service has extended its culturally specific care to Asian older people. The service provides respite for carers and activity based care. Nubian Life delivers a range of community initiatives, such as the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden, volunteering opportunities, work placements for local residents as well MSc placements for student social workers.

About The Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing:
The Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing is a group of representatives from arts, wellbeing and race equality charities – including Flourishing Lives, HEAR Network, Race Equality Foundation, Decolonising the Archive, and Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership – who partner with ethnically and culturally diverse organisations, facilitators, community groups, participants and people to share their knowledge, expertise, learning and lived experience to support the wider arts and wellbeing sector to explore anti-racist action, and develop wider engagement in the arts and mental health. The aim is to facilitate conversations, deepen understanding and identify opportunities for change.

This discussion is part of an ongoing series of workshops and roundtables kindly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund which will support Flourishing Lives and the Anti-Racist Action Group to explore a range of topics, issues and anti-racist actions over the next 2 years to help advocate for inclusive practice across the arts and wellbeing sector.

Supporting people to participate:
We recognise it can sometimes be hard to attend events if you’re self employed or work part time, if you are a volunteer for a project or are the only person working in a community organisation, so we are offering a limited amount of financial support to ensure everyone who wants to attend is able to. For this event we can offer a £50 bursary to five participants. Unfortunately funds are limited so we can’t support everyone, and will be allocating on a first come first served basis once the criteria is met. When you register for the workshop you will have the option to apply for one of the bursary places. On review we will be in touch with those who have been successful in receiving the financial support.  

Join us to share ideas and advocate for inclusive practice and anti-racist action across the arts and wellbeing sector.

Tuesday 16th April 2024, 11.30am – 1pm BST