We're delighted to announce that we have entered a strategic partnership with community health organisation, the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) to improve services and reduce inequalities within the Caribbean and African Community.

Working specifically with Caribbean and African communities, we will work with CAHN to provide targeted advice and guidance on aspects of health and social care, and to promote opportunities around employment, training, and apprenticeships. 

The team at One Manchester are dedicated to understanding the specific needs of our customers and providing a service that will help communities to thrive. By entering this strategic partnership, we can ensure our customers have access to the right support, advice, and guidance on specific health issues, while supporting a much loved and well attended Greater Manchester service. 

By working in a mutually beneficial manner, the partnership aims to promote the best interests of both organisations, through sharing relevant information and opportunities that are of value to each organisations’ customers, with a particular focus on young people.

Specifically, this strategic partnership aims to provide targeted and culturally appropriate support to our Caribbean and African customers and colleagues. As part of this, CAHN will help shape the One Manchester Equality, Diversity and Inclusion objectives and commitments.

Members of the CAHN partnership

Through this partnership, we will strive to support CAHN in their mission to achieve systematic change, and to address the big challenges faced in overturning the health disparities for Caribbean and African people.

Nic Kershaw, Chief Executive of One Manchester, commented: “We’re so pleased to have partnered with CAHN. They are such a respected organisation, with strong links across our communities, and a total commitment to improving the lives of the people of Greater Manchester. 

“This partnership stands out from others because we’ve agreed specific outcomes and so we’ll be able to measure the success of our work together and learn from the results.”

Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Chief officer of CAHN, said: “Our partnership with One Manchester means closer working with one of Manchester’s anchor institutions to facilitate better outcomes and access to opportunities for the wider Caribbean & African community. 

“CAHN is delighted with One Manchester’s support as we seek to build sustainability in our vision to eradicate health inequalities within a generation.”