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Knowing Your Masala From Your Spice

April 2022

EQuIP has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner to work in partnership with Compass, to run joint sessions in the diverse communities and faith groups of Warwickshire to raise awareness of drug abuse, its long term impact and County Lines in the county.  We particularly want to engage with diverse community members who have little or no knowledge of drugs and associated activities such as County Lines, and the long term impact of drug-taking, in a safe space where they can ask questions of an expert from Compass.   This is your last chance to book onto a series of joint training/raising awareness sessions. So if you are interested in participating, please do get in touch.

The session took place on Monday 21st March in Nuneaton and was delivered to the Khair in the community group.

The session was delivered by Abbie Sutton – COMPASS worker and was well received. One of the ladies said that “ it was really good to have the drugs kit” the drugs kit was used as part of the session to inform on what different harmful substances look like.

EQuiP has to date delivered approximately 14 sessions to different community groups around the county.

Sukhi Virdee and Neelum Avesti (Sukhi) attended the ‘Know your Masala from your Spice’ session held at the Shree Krishna Temple Leamington on Wednesday 21st April. This session was attended by 29 ladies from the community and it just happens that Sukhi was celebrating her 78th birthday. This goes to show it's never too late to learn.

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The Police Race Action Plan sets out the changes the Police intend to make to improve outcomes for Black people working in or interacting with policing across the UK. We are keen to ensure that people in Warwickshire have opportunity to provide feedback on the national plan.

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We at EQuIP would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported this project and attended the event.

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