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Torbay Multicultural Network Blog


We have been developing a network to support the local ethnic minority community in Torbay’s public, private and community sector, working alongside the Torbay Racism Review Panel.

Currently funded by Torbay Council and supported by Devon and Somerset Fire Service and Devon Police, it launched in September 2021 and to date has 10 members from a diverse range of backgrounds. They meet regularly to reflect on their own experiences and ideas about how to tackle discrimination, as well as gathering information and feedback from their respective communities. The aim is to work with organisations in Torbay to tackle social inequalities triggered by racial and ethnic prejudices and discrimination.

Emilia Smith, ECSW

The network also creates a monthly newsletter which includes anti-racism resources, awareness of cultural activities and events and news from around the area. If you would like to receive this or work together with the network, please email:

Welcome to the Torbay Multicultural Network Blog. More recent posts will appear just below this text, with older posts appearing further down in age order.



March – June 2022: Over the past few months, the network have been focusing on education as a tool to promote diversity in Torbay. The members have created a guide for healthcare professionals with tips and reminders about how to deal with patients from a variety of different backgrounds. As Torbay and the surrounding area becomes more and more diverse, it is crucial that we raise awareness of different cultures to ensure everyone treats each other with respect and dignity. Click here to view the guide.