Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association

Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association

Charity information

Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association

BEMSCA was established in September 1993 initially to provide a luncheon club service for older members of the Caribbean, Asian and Chinese communities within Bath and North East Somerset. BEMSCA offers space where older people can meet and socialise with people from a similar ethnic background to themselves. They can also access advice and information on a broad range of health, housing and welfare issues which can be a life line for people who do not speak English as their first language.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    BEMSCA aims to ensure the individual needs of isolated BME (Black and Ethnic Minority) Senior Citizens in Bath and North East Somerset are met in a culturally and sensitive way in order that they are independent and healthy.
    * maintain independence of our members through information and support to make decisions
    * Maintain and improve the physical and mental health of older people through increasing awareness of health issues, healthy eating and opportunities to be active.
    * Increase awareness of the needs of older minority ethnic people in order that services are responsive to these.
    * Enable older people to support and care for each other in the weekly daycare centre run at Fairfield House and out in the community.

  • Aims

    Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association aims to:

    • Advance education and provide facilities for recreation and leisure to improve the quality of life for older members of the black and ethnic minority population in BANES.
    • Advancement of education, protection of health and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress of elderly people within Bath and North East Somerset.
    • Improve health and wellbeing of our members through the provision of a weekly daycare service and home based care support for older members unable to attend through illness, age and disability.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1090914

    Board members: 12

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 01225 464165

    Address: 10 Russet Way BA2 8SH

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