The great thing about a new job is you get to hear about lots of interesting things that as a council we have been involved in supporting. Once such example is Devon Grapevine.
What is the Devon Grapevine?
Devon Grapevine is an online network for people from different cultures, living in Devon.
Why was the Devon Grapevine set up?
In 2009, the Safer Devon Partnership commissioned the Olive Tree Association to carry out the Community Safety Mapping Project (CSMP). Over 250 people from minority ethnic communities were interviewed across rural Devon. Areas of concern raised by inerviewees included health, crime and education. Devon Grapevine was set up to respond to these areas of concern.
What can the Devon Grapevine offer individual members?
- a one-stop shop for information and advice about living in Devon
- an online place to meet and share experiences with others from minority ethnic backgrounds living in Devon
- direct contact with organisations through messaging, forums, and scheduled chat sessions.