Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Ishara 2012 - 2015

Ishara is funded by the Scottish Government Equality Unit from April 2012 to March 2015. The project supports Deaf Minority Ethnic (ME) people across Scotland. We do this by:

Helping Deaf ME people report Hate Crime:
  • Working in partnership to host police surgeries
  • Developing accessible information about Hate Crime
  • Organise events for local communities about Hate Crime

Help Deaf ME people tell agencies about problems with accessing help or services:
  • Consult with agencies and communities about needs of Deaf ME people
  • Ask agencies and communities what the barriers are for
  • supporting Deaf ME people.
  • Deaf ME people will inform policy and decision makers about Equalities at highest levels.

Help agencies and communities to support needs of Deaf ME people.
  • Deliver online training and information sessions for agencies and communities.
  • Help agencies and communities action plan to deliver change.
  • Develop accessible information about key issues for Deaf ME people.
  • Raise awareness at highest levels about good practise with equalities.

Help Deaf ME people to engage with ME communities and
promote deaf awareness:
  • Engage with ME communities in Scotland.
  • Promote deaf awareness and needs of Deaf ME people.
  • Encourage more people from ME communities to learn British Sign Language (BSL) and support individuals to become BSL interpreters.
  • Organise engagement events for Deaf ME people and ME communities in Scotland.
For more information, please contact:

Tasnim Sharif - Ishara Project Officer
Text phone: 0141 4202171
Tel: 18002 0141 4202171
SMS: 07749311524 (text message only)

Maryam Imran - Ishara Project Officer
Tel: 0141 4202819

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