“Our Voice Where It Matters”
Rooted advocacy, representation and partnerships
The Mosaic Community Trust aims to influence partners in the voluntary sector, local authorities, private sector and the National Health Service to create the conditions for sustainable economic and social development accessible to people of all faiths, ethnicities and cultures.
Our advocacy and influencing work takes root within the communities where we work. We advocate for community cohesion and integration resulting in stronger communities that are integrated into mainstream British society with active and engaged residents.
In adopting a rooted advocacy approach to our influencing work we are also effectively delivering the voice of marginalised BME communities at both strategic decision making fora and at service delivery level. And by working in partnership with key sector organisations we are ensuring that services meet local residents’ needs and that BME communities are driving the agenda for services in their areas.
Our partnership work:
The Mosaic Community Trust partners with the communities it seeks to empower. We are not only a service delivery organisation but also an organisation which fosters change by influencing and inspiring communities to take the lead in advocating for community cohesion and social integration thus building a sense of belonging to British Society and appreciation of British values.
To deliver our aims we work closely with the key sector organisations and agencies. The Mosaic Community Trust is proud to be a representative voice for BME communities, creating strong working partnerships with local organisations to deliver projects which respond directly to the needs voiced by BME communities.
Most recently, we have influenced mental health and wellbeing service provision for BME communities in Church Street by working closely with the Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CLCCG), Central London Community Health Care NHS Trust (CLCH), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Westminster and two local Health Centres (Lisson Grove and Paddington Green) which has resulted in key changes to the local BME patient experience.
Our advocacy and influencing work:
The Mosaic Community Trust empowers socially and economically marginalised and disadvantaged communities to access and influence public services. We do this by advocating for the needs of socially excluded BME communities at key strategic sector working groups and networks, influencing mental health and wellbeing service provision for the BME communities in Church Street.
Currently, the Mosaic Community Trust is represented on several strategic working groups and networks, where we actively advocate for the voices of the BME community at sector planning and policy making fora.
The Mosaic Community Trust also aims to integrate isolated and marginalised communities into British society. We do this by working closely with residents promoting multi-cultural dialogue and interfaith work.
As a result of our advocacy and influencing work in Church Street, we are actively bringing together socially and culturally diverse residents who in turn advocate for a stronger local community where residents are keen to integrate socially, are proud to be Westminster residents and play an active part in British society appreciating British values
The Mosaic Community Trust’s contributions to strategies and services affecting local communities:
Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CLCCG):
MCT is an active member on the User Panel of CLCCG and is valued as an authoritative and representative voice for Church Street BME patients. MCT’s Director is the only patient representative on the Personal Medical Service Review Group.
Church Street Health and Wellbeing Hub:
MCT influences local services on behalf of the BME communities and regularly participates in the Church Street Health and Wellbeing Hub, a forum chaired by Westminster City Council as part of the Church Street regeneration programme. As a member of this forum, MCT has contributed to Church Street’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Strategic Lay Forum:
MCT’s Director was invited to be a member of the Imperial College NHS Trust’s Strategic Lay Forum for Patient and Public Involvement and has contributed to the co-design and development of the Patient Public Involvement Strategy and Implementation Plan. MCT continues to work with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in strengthening patients’ voices within the Trust’s service provision and in improving BME patients’ experience.
Lisson Grove and Paddington Green Health Centres:
MCT partners with Lisson Grove and Paddington Green Health Centres working closely with both BME patients and Practice Managers to improve patients’ access to services and patient experience.
MCT has contributed towards developing culturally appropriate mental health services including the appointment of an Arabic speaking therapist to meet the specific needs of the BME community. We have also contributed towards the development and design of the Primary Care Mental Health Model of Care resulting in improved new IAPT services
Central London Community Health Services (CLCH):
MCT has contributed to the development of CLCH service design for community services across Central London, West London and Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
MCT has established a successful collaboration with Church Street Library where we are working in partnership with the Bengali Outreach Worker attracting a significant number of new learners to our courses. The partnership has also supported MCT in showcasing our approaches to community empowerment to a wider audience. Due to the success of this current collaboration, MCT has been asked to deliver similar courses on community empowerment and integration at Queens Park Library, London.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC):
MCT recently partnered with MCC to promote improved mental and physical health in the community through regular physical activity. This new project is proving to be extremely successful and the demand for places is growing.