Empower Consultants is a social enterprise, led by Black Minority Ethnic (BME) people. Our advisory board members have a broad range of skills, experience and knowledge gained from working with the South Asian and BME communities across Greater Manchester for over 30 years.
We offer independent, confidential, information, advice, training and advocacy services that work exclusively with BME adults who have mental health issues, are disabled or both.
Our vision is one where people from the BME communities who are experiencing mental health issues, are disabled or both have culturally competent services that empower them to exercise their rights (for themselves) – with dignity, autonomy, equality and independence.
We believe cultural competence qualifies equal and just treatment and gives you the ability to:
We provide support to people who may be isolated from their community of choice or from mainstream services. We understand individual differences and provide holistic services to meet religious, ethical, linguistic and cultural needs.
We seek to act as agents for change through partnership working, capability creation (helping people to help themselves) and representation (speaking up for local communities) to defend and promote the rights of people from BME communities.
We have experience of working with marginalised communities facing discrimination and racism in mental health services.
Our professional team can provide representation in family and civil courts, tribunals, managers’ hearings, Care Programme Approach reviews, community assessments, reviews, and complaints processes.