The Award Winning Author
Rachel has been actively involved in a number of local initiatives including co-ordination of well-being/keep-fit activities that was funded by Primary Care Trust (PCT) that reached out to Chinese, Nepalese, Bangladeshi and Indian communities and Pathway to Employment for ethnic minority groups. One of the curators in Super Black exhibition at Firstsite on what it means to be Black in England https://firstsite.uk/event/super-black/ & Tell me the Story exhibition https://firstsite.uk/event/tell-me-the-story/ and participated in the Adorn Exhibition at the Colchester Castle Museum. Delivered Cultural Awareness training to professionals through East of England Local Government Association (Strategic Migration Partnership) and contributed an article on cultural diversity in Acquiring Cultural Competence, Equalities, Successful Safeguarding (ACCESS) booklet & importance of breastfeeding NCT Magazine https://babble.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/resources/Perspective-March-2016_final_0.pdf Involved in developing women & organizations in person-centred way through the Community Ambassadors’ Program in collaboration with Stop the Traffik. Working with Essex Active on well-being/exercise programs as well as introducing them to communities and other numerous projects with other organisations helping to address inequalities. Additionally, initiated a Youth Club which runs every Saturday at the heart of Colchester town The Essex County Youth Service Townhouse this is in partnership with Essex County Council Youth Service.