Economic empowerment aims to ensure that members of the African-Caribbean community have the skills and resources to improve their economic status. Economic empowerment should put members of the community in a stronger position and gives them the ability to make decisions that promote their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their families. In addition, individuals can
decide on how to utilise their income and other resources and/or jointly make those decisions.
The ECA fully supports any policies or practical initiatives that supports African-Caribbean businesses and social enterprises. This entails ensuring individuals from the community have access to information, training and expertise that ensures they can continue to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of the UK. ECA will actively participate in the creation of the
necessary infrastructure needed to support the economic and social advancement of the African-Caribbean community.
As digital technology impacts at all levels in society, in the work, social and cultural environments, it remains important to ensure that the African Caribbean community in Enfield, and throughout the UK acquire and share the new skillsets required to survive and thrive in the 21 st century.
Supporting the Community
We aim to support the different needs in the community by providing a range of services. We run a luncheon club and offer a seated exercise. We have also set up a befriending service. We want to continue supporting students in schools by running Careers day and other activities which involve the young people.
We understand the need to work for social justice and will do this through being aware of and actively challenging the systems and policies which adversely impact on our community. Housing, Education, the legal system, and Health are examples of areas that affect us all.
In order to continue to improve our conditions we need to have a voice in the community and become actively involved in local politics.