This is an outline of the discussions and points raised at our alternative consultation event: “Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say” on 12 June 2018 as well as REAP’s Networking Conference: “Building New Lives: Refugees in West London” and outreach within our networks outside those events. The response was co-produced with people from BAMER backgrounds with mental health support needs, BAMER community organisations and local councillors

This submission response specifically addresses how the eight CCGs in NWL (Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Brent, Kensington & Chelsea, City of Westminster) can use EO and Equality Delivery Systems (EDS) to reduce health and mental health inequalities for BAMER people with mental health (MH) support needs in West London. The eight CCGs in North West London are producing equality objectives and commissioning plans for the next four years. The development and updating of Equality Objectives (EO) and Equality Delivery System (EDS), in consultation with communities of need, is a statutory obligation designed to help CCGs commission and deliver the right services and reduce health inequalities.

Read the submission HERE.