Since 2003 BAC-IN has delivered many successful projects and had been funded by the Nottingham CDP, Nottinghamshire DAAT, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust, Big Lottery and Comic Relief benefiting thousands of BAME individuals, families, young adults and partner organisations.
Project Ahryzen (2017-2020)
“Ahryzen” describes a path of self-discovery, a journey of awakening from the struggle of addiction to creating new beginnings through the application of Transformative Recovery.
In 2017 BAC-IN was awarded a two year grant by Lankelly Chase to deliver ground-breaking Project Ahryzen in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. Project Ahryzen action research aims to explore through the authentic voice of lived experience the lives of BAC-IN peers, hidden experiences of disadvantage and the development of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage.
A partnership of ‘diverse equals’ with different skills, resources and experiences;
Lived experience of addiction, recovery and multiple disadvantage
Cultural competence/expertise & culturally responsive recovery solutions
Learning and insights into severe and multiple disadvantage
Sheffield Hallam University - CRESR
Research and evaluation experience with those people who are often marginalised in research
Using collective insight gathered by BAC-IN friends and peers, the goal is to establish and learn from a ‘new paradigm’ for services for BAME people facing multiple disadvantage at individual, family and community level.
Project Ahryzen Action Research Report 2019
Supporting BAME Communities facing multiple disadvantage
TNCLF Reaching communities – Project Make It Happen - 2021-2024
Project Make It Happen will provide intensive recovery-focused support for people with multiple support needs. We will be responding to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of people in local disadvantaged communities and the consequent increase in substance misuse and mental health problems. In addition, we will partner with recently developed new BAME led partnerships. We plan to return to a focus on more intensive, one to one and face to face support as we emerge from COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions, working more intensively with a smaller caseload of people in the greatest need to help them achieve sustainable recovery and maximise the impact of our work on individual lives and local communities.
The Headwize service is for :
Those with Mental Health or Mind-Body Health Issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Trauma, Self-Esteem Issues, Stress, Self-Confidence Issues, Anger Management & Emotional Issues
The Headwize Service will work with people through Telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp, & Face to Face (Community).
Headwize provide flexible, person-centred, culturally sensitive one to one and group support services designed to tackle mental health and emotional problems, build awareness, tackle stigma and help find solutions. Our services will be delivered by expert and trusted local BAME organisations including workers with lived experience who will act as role models.
Our partnership is made up of four local BAME-led organisations including the region’s only BAME-led provider of housing with support, an accredited and highly regarded Counselling Service, a leading recovery service and a community-led grassroots Group rooted in and growing out of local BAME communities.
TNLCF - Coronavirus Community Support Fund - Project Re-connect Aug 20- Jan 21
Project Re-connect is a culturally tailored and holistic service that will support individuals, families and young adults within local BAME communities who experience issues related to substance misuse, mental health and multiple disadvantage. Over the next six months we will provide vital emotional and psychological support online, by telephone and face to face e.g. in outdoor spaces where this is possible and safe, through these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Headwize -Comic Relief - 2020-2023
National Lottery Community Fund 2019 - 2021 - Leaders with Lived experience
People with lived experience are given an opportunity to do volunteer work at BAC-IN after completing their recovery programme. They undergo skills training i.e. mentoring, advocacy and facilitating mutual aid support groups and are encouraged and supported to progress into paid roles within BAC-IN or other similar organisations. We aim to raise awareness of cultural issues and culturally responsive solutions for BAME people with lived experience, working with partners and commissioners to promote the ‘leaders with lived experience’ agenda.
Lankelly Chase Foundation 2017 - 2020 - Project Ahryzen
BAC-IN was awarded a two year grant by Lankelly Chase to deliver ground-breaking Project Ahryzen in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. Project Ahryzen action research aims to explore through the authentic voice of lived experience the lives of BAC-IN peers, hidden experiences of disadvantage and the development of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage.