Abdul Shakoor is a link worker for Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind specialising in counselling, training and education for BAME communities around dementia and learning difficulties.
Delivering cultural awareness and competency training to health and social care practitioners and services, he is a social prescriber within the local wellbeing pathway, and manages a range of volunteers working in the same field.
He has an extensive background in developing and running bespoke training courses to statutory services and the public around various health, public health and societal issues including substance abuse and domestic violence.
He provides counselling, and resilience and mindfulness training, and offers Adapted Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for people with dementia from South Asian backgrounds.
He has a particular interest in supporting South Asian and other BAME communities, and has worked with minority groups such as the LGBTQ+ community of South Asian populations in the UK.
He has a broad range of voluntary roles and has received a number of awards for his work supporting and promoting equality, diversity and cohesion within society, including an MBE.