Griot provides opportunities for community engagement on unmet health and community development needs for people from African/Caribbean communities as well as sharing our learning and increasing community cohesion through events open to and inclusive of all communities.
Griot provides places and spaces for people with common concerns, interests and needs to meet with peers and experts/researchers/professional providers to share information and seek solutions.
We are currently working on developing more sustainable partnerships to provide a series of humorous and challenging discussion forums on sugar consumption and a peer support project for women with chronic fibroids. These projects aim to create stronger social capital between people with common concerns as they network and generate information, peer support and mutual support for lifestyle adjustments.
Griot's work is important because it takes its lead from people in the community, responds to needs, and is committed to challenging with humour ideas to broaden perspectives, question the status quo and multiply choice.