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 Black, Asian and Minoritised 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 Black, Asian and Minoritised 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 Black, Asian and Minoritised people facing multiple disadvantage at individual, family and community level.
Project Ahryzen Action Research Report 2019
Supporting BAME Communities facing multiple disadvantage
TNLCF - Coronavirus Community Support Fund - Project Re-connect Aug 20- Jan 21Project 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 - 2020-2023Bridging the Gaps - Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children & Young People Programme In Spirit of partnership, the BAC-IN team are very excited to collaborate with Tuntum Housing Association, Nottingham Counselling Service and The Chayah Project to deliver Strengthening Mental Health Support Programme. The funding will enable us to deliver new and enhanced mental health services to improve the lives of young people from black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities living in Nottingham’s most deprived areas. The partnership is led by Tuntum Housing Association and this project will commence in 2020 for the duration of three years. BAC-IN recognises the necessity for culturally responsive solutions and like Spirited organisations to innovate Culturally Creative Approaches to meet the support needs of BAME communities.
National Lottery Community Fund 2019 - 2021 - Leaders with Lived experiencePeople 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 AhryzenBAC-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.
Comic Relief 2012 - 2015 - Project RespectThis project was designed to increase awareness amongst young people of the impact of binge drinking on their personal health, within their families and society as a whole. BAC-IN delivered alcohol awareness workshops both in the community and school settings in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 60 workshops delivered across Nottinghamshire schools 40 Workshops delivered within youth clubs, community settings and places of worship BAC-In engaged with a total of 3,000 young people
TNCLF Reaching communities – Project Make It Happen
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 Black, Asian and Minoritised 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.