Adhar Project was established for providing community support services to people experiencing mental health difficulties from the BAME community since 1989.
Adhar Project is governed by a board of nine trustees and is a user led charity. The majority of the trustees represent the community we support and have themselves, experienced mental health difficulties.
Our services are focused on delivering early intervention and prevention work with individuals primarily from BAME communities but not exclusively. We integrate a social model and a medical model to provide holistic care. The services we provide are; Advocacy, therapeutic activities, support groups, volunteering, 1-2-1 support work, employment support and etc. For more information on our individual project please see relevant pages.
We recognise each client’s culture, faith, language & heritage. We ask about their needs and tailor our support appropriately. We are mindful of what we don’t know and are always seeking to improve our cultural sensitivity. We challenge those who do not deliver services in a culturally competent way. We aim to recruit a diverse workforce, volunteer base and board teams to reflect our diverse society. We strive to ensure our services and fully accessible.
Adhar ensures anti-discriminatory practice underpins our work: we treat everyone equally and as an individual regardless of age, gender, abilities, faith, culture and disabilities. We also take time to listen to our client’s needs acknowledging everyone’s story is different and valuing what they have to offer.
Our focus is to help clients become independent by;
- Creating opportunities for clients to exercise their rights and to make free decisions and choices.
- Providing our clients with information on their rights and support them to ensure their voices are heard
- Encourage clients to recognise their strengths & contribute to society
- Support clients to help themselves resulting in reduced hospital admission/readmission
Accountability and Transparency
Adhar ensure that we monitor the work we do and money we spend, we publish minutes, plans, policies and budgets. We welcome questions and comments from our stakeholders and use these to improve our services.
We acknowledge the sensitive nature of our work and the importance of ensuring documents and conversation is kept confidential. We recognise that inconsistency, duplicity and gossip do not engender trust and we will not tolerate such behaviours. We recognise the importance of GDPR and ensure we comply.