"Connecting cultures, using diversity as an asset"

EMAN (Essex Multicultural Activities Network) is a Community Interest Company created to support and empower black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in Essex, with a special interest in South Asian communities.

EMAN can help organisations or individuals to reach out to other members of the community in their respective areas. As a result, demonstrating the equality of acknowledgment as well as fulfill other requirements and ensure that BME communities are treated with equality and included within mainstream community involvement

EMAN's work involves:

Developing skills organising vocational training and opportunities to learn or pass on crafts and skills.

Overcoming social isolation - providing a safe and welcoming environment in which to make new friends, fight loneliness and depression.

Promoting cultural activities - celebrating the heritage and traditional skills of the South Asian community at local events, fairs and festivals.

Addressing health issues affecting the South Asian community - raising awareness, reducing the stigma of mental health problems, promoting healthy diet and exercise in a culturally appropriate way.

Acting as a bridge to statutory services - developing channels of communication between statutory organisations and the South Asian community.

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