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Ethnic Minority Contacts

PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD)

Every year PKAVS Services for Minority Communities gives personalised support to more than 500 people from minority communities, particularly Central European, South Asian and Chinese.

The service works in partnership with the local authority and other organisations as the lead group supporting the growing minority communities in Perth & Kinross. It enables people to access local services and play an active role in their communities. We provide:

  • Multi-lingual information and advice
  • Referral support for employment, education, finance and health
  • Opportunities to improve employment prospects through volunteering
  • Surgeries in areas around Perth & Kinross
  • English classes, work clubs, cultural activities and much more.

Contacts:

Gypsy Traveller Carers Project - MECOPP

Who do we work with?

We work with carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community, anyone who has a caring responsibility for a family member or friend. We work with carers, of any age, who live in housing, on sites and on roadside camps. 

What are we doing?

We use community development approaches in working with Gypsy/Travellers. Our work is multi-dimensional – including outreach work, community-led research, film-making, limited casework and training. We also work with partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors to develop their capacity to respond more appropriately to the needs of this community. 

Where do we work?

We work in rural and urban areas of Scotland. We work in three localities: Edinburgh & the Lothian’s, Perth & Kinross and mid and North Argyll.

Contact details:

  • Telephone: Office number 0131 4672994
  • Website: www.mecoppp.org.uk
  • Louise Macaulay Development Worker (working Days Thursdays and Fridays) - 07943727920/ louise@mecopp.org.uk
  • Lucy Arnot (working days Monday-Friday) - lucy@mecopp.org.uk / 0795 7652413 - Self-Directed Support Gypsy/Travellers
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