SAMEC Trust believes the successful integration of the increasingly diverse communities is vital to a cohesive society.
We are about improving the quality of life for the people we serve, empowering them to be better informed and access the services they need – vital work that simply wouldn’t happen without SAMEC Trust.Donate
Saber was hit hard and despite progressing in his own profession he always finds time to think of some of the questions about the heath of communities predisposed to certain risks. It was this that gave him the passion to organise a conference ‘How accessible are your services to people from minority ethnic communities’’ in 1995 attended by over 90 health and social care charities and bodies. Having a will but not having the know how was the message from leading mainstream charities and this was the reason why SAMEC Trust was formed as a national charity.
Dr Saber felt that we are responsible for our own actions and can not rely on things to happen without making that first step. In 1996 he wrote Todays Concerns and Bleak Tomorrows – a national study of the Housing and Health needs of older people from West Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian communities .
This was launched at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Conference Centre in Westminster after attracting considerable interest from media and policy makers. Since then SAMEC Trust has made a difference and yet more needs to be done. Covid 19 has reinforced the sad reality of disproportionate health disadvantages facing black and minority communities.
We will do our best to make a difference for even one person – as individuals form a community and we are part of one society.