This research project will explore the types of social infrastructure that people aged 50 and over from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities use in specific places.
The aim of the project is to understand how BAME-led organisations engage with members from their community and how this might have changed over time, and to explore how individuals from BAME communities use places, organisations and services for social contact and interaction.
The project is a part of Ageing Better, which is a National Lottery Community Fund programme which funds fourteen partnerships across the UK, one of which is Ambition for Ageing
Five of these fourteen partnerships are taking part in this BAME research project; Birmingham, Camden, Hackney, Leicester and Manchester.
- In Birmingham, Ashiana Community Project will be exploring BAME-led organisation in Sparkbrook, and South Asian individuals in this area.
- In Camden, Camden Healthwatch will be exploring BAME-led organisations in Camden and members of the Bangladeshi community.
- In Hackney, Community Advance Project will be exploring BAME-led organisations in Hackney and Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot individuals in the Dalston ward.
- In Leicester, Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health will be exploring BAME-led organisations in Spinney Hills, Wycliffe and Belgrave and South Asian individuals in these areas.
- In Manchester, The Manchester BME Network will be exploring BAME-led organisations in Levenshulme and Longsight and South Asian individuals in these areas.