Hindu and Sikh Living Kidney Project Community Engagement
The project will engage with the Hindu and Sikh community to raise awareness of living donation. The project will:
- Launch the Hindu Living Kidney Video
- ]Carry out full evaluation of the Video at the face to face and online community engagement events
- Work with Hindu Community Ambassadors (whom are Living Kidney Donors and Recipients) to roll out the testing of the video in the homes of potential patients with their families following ethical approval
Kirit is the Co-Chair National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Alliance (NBTA), Co- Chair of East Midlands Academic Health Science Network Patients Public Involvement Senate, Chair / Founder of Leicestershire South Asian Diabetes Support Group, Community Ambassador for The Patients Association, Community Champion for Kidney Research UK and Trustee for Voice 4 Change England and NHSBME Network.
He has significant paid and voluntary sector experience both as a patient and community activist in research, community engagement and health services having worked across the East Midlands, Nationally and Internationally. He has particular experience and passion in delivery of equality and diversity particularly in Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
Kirit has worked as Executive Director for a Race Equality Council, Race Equality in Mental Health Regional Officer, BME Health and Social Care Partnership Officer, National Development Officer for the Federation of Black and Asian Drugs and Alcohol Professionals, National Development Officer for Drug Scope. His current freelance roles are to promote Organ, Blood and Stem Cell awareness with BAME, Faith and Diverse Communities within the Midlands, Patients Public Involvement, Patient Leadership, Community Engagement and Capacity Building.