Understanding Common Unity, what we do and how we engage with the community.
Common Unity Social Enterprise
Is a Health and Social Care organisation specialising in working on mental health and well-being with ‘hard to reach’ communities. It was established in 2009 by community activists from BME communities who were also mental health professionals, and who had grown up in the inner city areas of the West Midlands. Our personal and professional experiences have formed our instincts about, and specific insights into, what works in communication with a wide range of audiences.
We help individuals, communities and service providers to overcome barriers to communication and the fulfilment of potential, ensuring that services are both accessible and relevant. Common Unity has been commissioned by the Local Authority, NHS Primary Care Trust, and a number of Third Sector organisations in Birmingham and Sandwell, to support them in research and consultation with specific communities.
Founder and Director of Common-Unity Social Enterprise:
Caron works alongside agencies and organisations, developing and delivering a range of mental well-being projects. Management: Caron has worked in the Health and Social Care sector for Twenty years and has gained a vast knowledge and experience in working with individuals of all ages living in the care and support setting. Caron has managed housing support services and support & care staff team and contracts for Heart of Birmingham PCT NHS and Solihull Mental Health Trust.
Common Unity has developed services with Third Sector Organisation by assessing the quality of the service, the systems, structures and protocols. We also measures the current practices in line with organisational policies & procedure and government legislation. Common Unity works with organisations to develop their services to its full potential by building capacity.
Common Unity developed and project managed an award winning community film Breaking Silence (that explored the complex social and cultural issues that South Asian women faced who were experiencing mental ill health). Breaking Silence won the Mental Health and Wellbeing category for Regional Health and Social Care Award 2008