Health Awareness Day To Help Birmingham Asian Community


Solicitors at Irwin Mitchell are joining forces with the Sandwell Asian Family Support Service (SAFSS) again to offer a free event for the Birmingham Asian community to highlight a number of different health issues and help with access to specialist charities who can advise and provide support.

Set to take place on 4 November from 10am-4pm, the Health Awareness Day at the Quakers Meeting House in Birmingham will see organisations including the British Heart Foundation, Headway West Midlands and the Community Resource Information Service (CRIS) on hand to offer health-related guidance to visitors.

The event is one of the latest to be organised by Irwin Mitchell in partnership with SAFSS, which provides care and support to South Asian children, young people and adults in the West Midlands who have a disability.

Emma Rush, a medical law expert at Irwin Mitchell helped organise the event along with a number of groups across the firm. She said: “We are delighted to be working with SAFSS again on this free open day designed to offer the local community a chance to come along and learn more about a range of health issues.

“Irwin Mitchell is committed to being a socially responsible organisation and staff take part in a variety of projects as part of a comprehensive community programme that includes raising attainment in schools, supporting vulnerable groups and offering pro bono support to those who need it the most.

“It can sometimes be difficult to come to terms with health issues and even approach a doctor for general health and lifestyle advice, but we hope this informal open day will provide many people with a prime opportunity to come along and learn more about different conditions and other related issues.

“We are offering the Asian community a chance to have one to one contact with charities that are very relevant to health issues prevalent within the Asian community.

Parpinder Dhatt, from the SAFSS said: “Holding an health awareness day enables us to ‘reach in to the community’ to inform, involve, share and engage with local people about issues that affect them on a day to day basis. This is SAFSS and Irwin Mitchell’s third partnership event and the community benefit is invaluable.”