What is the project?
The project is part of the National Lottery Community Fund, Ambition for Ageing programme. This research project was developed to explore the types of social infrastructure that people aged 50 and over from ethnic minority communities use in specific places.
What is the aim?
The aim of this project is to understand how organisations working with ethnic minority groups engage with older members from their community and how this might have changed over time and to explore how individuals from ethnic minority communities use places, organisations and services for social contact and interaction.
Who is involved?
This research involved 5 sites across England, to include organisations working with older South Asians living in Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, and Camden and older people of Greek Cypriot, Turkish and Kurdish heritage living in Hackney. It was commissioned by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations.
Click here to download the report with our findings.
It provides an important snapshot and highlights challenges on inequalities and racial disparities within BAME communities in the these areas.
The full report can be accessed via https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/system/files/publications/Ageing%20in%20Place%20for%20Minority%20Ethnic%20communities%20Report.pdf