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Thurrock CVS spotlights O5BM

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2 weeks ago

This week the spotlights on The Over 50s Black Men Forum(O5BM)

Thurrock CVS (Thurrock Community and Voluntary Services) is a membership organisation that supports, develops and promotes the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector in Thurrock.

The Over 50s Black Men Forum (O5BM) is a pioneering community organisation that is taking a leading role in bringing together older black men in identifying and addressing issues of concern to them, such as fear of isolation, loneliness, health issues, job security fears and anxiety of growing old. It plays a vital role in addressing the unique challenges faced by this demographic group, which is often marginalised and unsupported due to stereotypes such as the ‘strong black man’ or the ‘absent father.

The Over 50s Black Men Forum(O5BM) was formed in 2018 as a constituted non-profit community organisation to provide a support network for the 300,000+ black men in the UK aged 50+ identifying and addressing issues caused by the double jeopardy of Ethnic Inequalities and Ageism. (https://o5bmforum.org.uk/)

The organisation is a pioneering community organisation that is taking a leading role in bringing together older black men in identifying and addressing issues of concern to them, such as fear of isolation, loneliness, health issues, job security fears and anxiety of growing old. It plays a vital role in addressing the unique challenges faced by this demographic group, which is often marginalised and unsupported due to stereotypes such as the ‘strong black man’ or the ‘absent father.

General Health Information with Bi-monthly ‘Ask the Doctors (https://o5bmforum.org.uk/events/)

O5BM Grays Table Tennis sessions:  Every Wednesday 7-9pm at Thurrock CVS, The Beehive Resource Centre, West St, Grays RM17 6XP

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