Diabetes UK’s Equality and Diversity team have been awarded a grant through the first ever Department of Health (DH) Volunteering Fund National Awards. This grant will enable Diabetes Community Champions networks to be set up in 12 cities across England: Birmingham, Leicester, Luton, Swindon, Slough, Ilford, Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Newcastle.
The Diabetes Community Champions project was developed because people from Black Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME) communities are at an increased risk, relative to the white population, of diabetes and long term complications such as heart and kidney disease, amputations and blindness.
What is a diabetes Community Champion?
A diabetes Community Champion is
Someone who helps to educate and raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK to their local Black Asian and minority ethnic community
They can do this by
· giving talks about diabetes
· running a diabetes awareness stand
· organising and participating in healthy living days
Full training, support and out of pocket expenses are offered to all volunteers
For further information please contact
Diabetes UK on 01922-614-500 or email