Presentation on theme: "PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND TUBERCULOSIS"— Presentation transcript:
1 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND TUBERCULOSIS By Mr Mango hotoFounder & Director ofWELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM PROJECTTUBERCULOSIS symposiuM MANCHESTER 6 N0VEMVER 2014Manchester university -uk@
2 Empowering communities in needs COCOAEmpowering communities in needsEstablished in 2004 to support new communities from Black and Asian Minorities GroupFacilitate engagement between new migrants communities & mainstream organisationsSupport migrants communities and their families to better integrate into British societyCommunity and cultural based befriending approach to help break isolation
3 Welcome to Birmingham project AIMS:Approach new communities using their Faiths groups, communities centres & train their peers to engage with mainstream organisations effectively,Inform new migrant communities to fully understand how UK mainstreamorganisations operate ( as it is different to where they came from)Support new migrant to understand how to negotiate services and access the system appropriately ( the use of correct language)Educate new migrant to better use of the services available ( to use services when needed )
4 Welcome to Birmingham project Workshops available in the following areas:HealthHousingEducationImmigrationEmployment
5 Backgrounds.Sign of welcoming are every where and free for everyone to feel included. Our street is full of every nationalities, races, age and gender.Sign of welcoming are every where and free for everyone to feel included. Our street is full of every nationalities, races, age and gender. (Our engagement method to change)
6 TRADITIONAL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT METHODS The mainstream organisation engagement methods are designed to reflect the need of the population of Birmingham. We believe this methods is ineffective into migrant population. Therefore, we have propose a new style.The mainstream organisations engagement strategy has been effective for the indigenous. However, we found that this method is ineffective amongst new migrant communities because of several barriers.Languages -CulturesReligionOthers
7 METHODES Initiate face to face engagement approach Words of mouth WorkshopsCommunity and public eventsOutreach engagement approachLocal community peers support workersNot advice session, may sign-post only
8 community support workers TB and migrant entitlements right Training We initiated training courses with external organisation for our team on various issues:Tuberculosis signs and symptomsMigrant rights and entitlementHousing and welfare benefit systemHealth and social care entitlementThese trainings are organised to equip our team with appropriate skills and knowledge before undertaking the responsibility.
9 TB Mobile X-RAY UNIT PROJECT Case studiesTb world day eventTB ESOL PILOT project -TB Mobile X-RAY UNIT PROJECTMango Hoto
10 Tuberculosis world day 2013 Birmingham Victoria square RosieThis event was organised to raise the awareness of TB in Birmingham. We aimed to use migrant population cultural music to attract them including general public. We also had speakers from migrant communities to testify their journey with the disease and how they are cured. We distributed almost 2000 flyers to general public and 65% of Black and Asian origins.
11 Our team are engaging with students during stay safe week at the college to raise awareness of screening. Students are interested to know about TB signs and symptoms
12 TB Engagement Workshops MangoClear need for services for those born overseas who require help integrating into their local community currently hindered by language and cultural barriers.Reasons for targeting face to face - workshops engagement approach for migrant alongside (UK tradition method) is because - Flyer, posters and online method are most likely not to be effective communication method for migrant population due to lack of English knowledge. – most flyer given to migrant individual end in bin before being read.Our approachwe delivered workshops to student in different groups. we used the same welcome to Birmingham methods to allow students to ask questions and encourage them to make decision for TB screening. The approach was very effective.
13 TB MOBILE X-RAY UNIT PROJECT Aim;Encourage homeless citizen within Birmingham and Black Country to be screen for TBLiaise with soup run kitchens staffsEngage with homeless citizen within Birmingham and Black countryLiaise with accommodation provider ( Homeless hostels and days centres)July 2014WITH FINDS & TREAT , BIRMINGHAM TB SERVICES, SANDWELL TB SERVICES AND DUDLEY TB SERVICES
14 Engagement strategy One to one meeting with service providers Group meeting to agree the project agendaRecruitment of volunteers from services providersUse community support workers and Former TB patient to encourage people
16 Evaluation Others characteristics including: These are the three main characteristics required for a good and effective public engagement shown in the case of the MXU Pilot Project in Birmingham – July 2014.Good communication skillsAbility to manage Public and stress ( working under pressure)Good decision making skillsOthers characteristics including:Experience in the domainLocation awarenessRecognition by peersTeam workingLeadershipCoping with fatigue
17 MEDICATIONS AND TB AWARENESS ONLY IS NOT A SOLUTION EvaluationMEDICATIONS AND TB AWARENESS ONLY IS NOT A SOLUTIONSocial factors- Housing issues- Immigration matters TREATEMENT FAILURE- Walfare Benefit TREATMENT COMPLITION- Families issues- Finances- Every patient is unique indivudual
18 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING We all hold part of solutionTHANK YOU FOR LISTENINGMango HotoCOCOA & Welcome to Birmingham Project