Two fantastic opportunities at Alzheimer’s Merton not to be missed!

There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and over 25,000 people living with dementia in the UK from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME).

Alzheimer’s Society Merton wants to involve volunteers from different communities to help raise awareness in BAME communities.

There are two really interesting and important volunteer roles currently available and we wanted to share these with you.


Free Training for Organisations Supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee Communities

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) are offering two day training course free of charge to those organisations who are supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities.







Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010 - 10th July 2013
Participants will:


Race on the Agenda Seeks Chief Executive

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is an independent research and social policy charity which focuses on the issues facing Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

It is seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of Chief Executive.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 17 December 2012 (by post or email). Successful candidates will be notified on 2 January 2013 to attend an informal session on 9 January 2012 and a formal interview on 10 January 2012.

Alzheimer’s Society recruiting people to run three year BME volunteering project

Alzheimer’s Society is embarking on a three year pan-London project aimed at recruiting volunteers from specific BME communities.

The charity is looking for a Project Manager and fourVolunteering Officers

Closing date for applications for all posts is 15 November.

For more information look at the document below and visit

Merton's libraries celebrate Black History

Merton libraries are celebrating Black History Month throughout October with a variety of family events taking place in libraries across the borough.

Those who want to indulge in exotic fruit tasting can tickle their taste-buds and try out a selection of some lesser known fruits at a free event being hosted by Morden library. Mitcham library is hosting Black literature-themed events with a free Black Literature Highlights talk and a Story Time for Under 5s .


Black History Month events from WIFFA

West Indian Friends and Family Association, WIFFA is delighted to invite you to attend a series of talks celebrating Black History Month.

They will take place at High Path Leisure and Resources Centre, High Path, Merton, London SW19 2JY .

29 October 8pm Is knowledge of Black History important? Are Black History month celebrations really necessary? Speaker Denton Rouse.

12 November 8pm Ms Jacqueline Robinson Poetry and Literary readings from her own works.

26 November 8pm Keep this date free - event to be confirmed.





Shaping the Future: Getting the best education for BAME children and young people

The 2011/12 seminar series, ‘Shaping the Future: Race and racism in 21st century Britain’ highlighted growing concern about the potential impact of educational reforms and public spending cuts on educational equality.

BAME young people and parents called for support to enable them to have greater influence on education.

Teachers called for more support to enable them to teach even more effectively in multi-cultural classrooms.

This event is part of a range of activity Race On The Agenda (ROTA) and partners are planning in response.

Who is the day for?


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