We propose to develop a Playdecide game to explore an aspect of health relevant to a Black and minority ethnic (BME) community within Newcastle. Newcastle Science City Community Engagement Project will shortly be undertaking consultations with these communities and we will identify the topic as a result of the areas of interest in the community.
We will develop a playdecide game, or an adaptation of the playdecide format to give participants a further understanding of the health issue of interest. The endpoint of the game for the participants will be to come up with ideas for how they themselves and their community can reduce the risks of this health issue. We wish to allow the communities to decide which topic we will approach so that they are empowered and engaged from the start.
We will develop the playdecide format specifically to take account of the needs of the community. We may need to adapt the format so that there is less necessity for the participants to read English, we will also have to ensure that all scientific information is at an appropriate level. Consultation with the community will enable us to assess how we develop this event.
Participants will be selected from Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. www.life.org.uk
Newcastle Science City, Community Engagement Project. www.newcastlesciencecity.com/what-we-do/education-community