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BAME Communities: Ageing in Place

This research project explored 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 was 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 explored BAME-led organisation in Sparkbrook, and South Asian individuals in this area.
  • In Camden, Camden Healthwatch explored BAME-led organisations in Camden and members of the Bangladeshi community.
  • In Hackney, Community Advance Project explored BAME-led organisations in Hackney and Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot individuals in the Dalston ward.
  • In Manchester, The Manchester BME Network explored BAME-led organisations in Levenshulme and Longsight and South Asian individuals in these areas.


You can read these reports below.


A meta-analysis is currently being conducted by our partners at MICRA and will be launched at our BAME Ageing in the Community Conference on 25th August.