Learning partner tender opportunity: culturally specific responses to multiple disadvantage

Lankelly Chase and BAC-IN, a Nottingham-based Community Interest Company providing culturally specific responses to drug and alcohol dependency and other disadvantages, are tendering for a learning partner to accompany and support a new two-year partnership.

The learning partner will help us to examine the project’s primary learning aims of:

a) Exploring the lives of BAC-IN peers and hidden experiences of disadvantage

We think this will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

– Experiences of disadvantage, including the impact of cultural identity
– Experiences of seeking and accessing support services in both ‘specialist’ and ‘mainstream’ settings
– Pathways into ‘recovery’ and conceptions of a rewarding life.

b) Developing and learning about elements of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage

We think this will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

– The impact and importance of BAC-IN’s ‘peer-led’ approach
– The role(s) of culture, faith and spirituality in supporting BAC-IN’s friends and peers
– The role of specialist services in the context of a generic/mainstream system.

We are looking for an independent consultant, research company, academic partner or any similar interested organisation with a strong values base and command of the subject matter relating to multiple disadvantage, diversity, and the authentic voice of lived experience.

Full details can be found here, including information on how to respond to the opportunity.

The closing date for tender submissions is 5pm on Monday 12th June 2017, and the available budget is expected to be £20,000 over two years.