HISTORY

The Longsight/ Moss Side Community Project was set up in the early 1970s to support socio-economically less-advantaged residents of the Longsight and Moss Side wards of Manchester. In its formative years, the Project was involved with housing regeneration, employment retraining and setting up a women’s co-operative.

In 1990 we were awarded a contract by the then Manchester Social Services Department to support older South Asians. In 1991 we set up Manchester’s first carers group – the Asian Carers’ Group. A little later we started drop-ins and outreach work with South Asian women with mental health needs.

In 1996 we recruited an Employment Skills Link Worker with funding from the Tudor Trust (and later from the Lloyds TSB Foundation) to support South Asians into care-related work and to demonstrate to the local authorities and care providers how it is possible to recruit workers from different communities.

In 2000 we started a Personal Development Programme (funded from our reserves) to help local residents improve their communication, interpersonal and job skills and their knowledge and understanding of social and health care.

In 2005 we secured a contract with Trafford Council to support older South Asian persons and their carers.
Contributions and achievements

In 2008 we set up LMCP Care Link - a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Mention of our work

Grey Matters: Growing older in deprived areas - a guide for donors and grant-makers, New Philanthropy Capital, 2004

Making it Diverse: Mental health promotion and black and minority ethnic groups. radical mentalities - briefing paper 3. London: mentality

Celebrating our Cultures: Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion with Black and Minority Communities, Department of Health 2004

Awards

Health Challenge Awards 1998
Highly Commended, Community Group Category ‘for its contribution to improving the health of the local Asian community’

Local Innovation Awards Scheme, IDeA / Communities and Local Government
Trafford MBC in partnership with LMCP
Winner of the ‘Taking control of care - empowering adults to control their own care’ award, 2010

 

Events

Asian Carers

Publication and Reports

Opportunities

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