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If there is an upside to Covid, it is that it has brought the needs and voices of ethnic communities to the fore. This seems an opportune moment for the organisations serving and supporting these communities to join together to ensure that those voices continue to be heard and to become stronger. This need is particularly pressing in Devon, where ethnic minorities are spread in pockets around the county and therefore, not visible.
- We can maximise our resources;
- We do not need to reinvent the wheel – if someone else is doing it, refer on;
- Our clients are less likely to fall through the gaps;
- We are less isolated and can draw on the support of sister organisations;
- We can command attention when we speak with one voice and that voice carries farther when it is spread across the land;
- We can encourage our communities to speak for themselves and we can ensure that they are heard;
- A stronger presence increases opportunities for securing funding for an underfunded sector;
- We can form partnerships to work together over a wider spectrum, drawing on a range of skills;
- We can work to build bridges between statutory organisations and we serve;
- We can demonstrate the richness of diversity and reduce the fear of the other by being a visible and positive force.