Buffin, Jez, Ahmed, Nadia and Singh, M
Using a Community Engagement approach to ensure equality of access, experience and outcome from the IAPT programme in the North West of England.
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire.
This report summarises the findings of seven equality impact assessments carried out by seven community organisations across the North West of England examining the equality issues for specific communities in connection with the roll out of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT). In summarising, this report attempts to draw out the common themes that emerged across the individual reports produced by each group and presented to its own local PCT in a way that transferable learning can be usefully shared.