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A wide network of contacts with minority ethnic communities.


Publications, reports, good practice guides, health awareness access programmes and awareness raising events.


How to make services more accessible to all and ensuring that those services are appropriate.

Research and Training

Delivering authoritative insight through consultation and organisational training.


Complementing other charities funding bids for good practice initiatives with our own experience and creative communication.

Learning and sharing together

Intergenerational and cross community engagement.


What’s the problem?

Breast Cancer is a major killer. Disproportionately large numbers of Black and minority ethnic women were found to have the lowest of all in identifying cancer symptoms.

Our Solution

Samec Trust assisted in raising awareness of breast cancer and Breast Cancer Care services amongst women from minority ethnic communities by organising a series of workshops around the country . We recruited women from African, Asian and Arabic backgrounds who had been diagnosed with breast cancer to talk about their experiences of diagnosis and treatment .. Sadly taboos and social stigma were sad but revealing insights. Our work contributed to the Same Difference campaign.

Key People

Together they share a passionate belief in the power of co-creation of services and self empowerment of all communities as a vehicle for social cohesion

Dr Saber Khan - Charity founder

Founded SAMEC Trust in 1995 following presentation of his national research ‘Today's Concerns and Bleak Tomorrows’ at the Queen

Gary Long - Operations Director

Winner Mayor of London’s Award at the London Peace Awards in recognition of work in disadvantaged communities


Alex Addo BA, PGDip,MSc


Vernon Osborne

Social care specialist

Safrina Ahmed

Mental health specialist

Saleem Akhtar

Child protection autism specialist