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Frequently Asked Questions - BAME Communities: Ageing in Place


Q - What is the aim of this project?

A - 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.



Q - What is the timeline for the projects to be delivered?

A - £10k is available for organisations to deliver this piece of research work in the areas stated.



Q - What is meant by 'BAME-led organisation?

A - An organisation that exists primarily to serve the BAME community, or a section of that community, with decision making led by members of that community.



Q - Is the £10K budget for each locality?

A - Yes there is £10k available for each area - £50k in total



Q - Do we have to express interest for a particular area or we have to carry out the research in all the 5 Places?

A - Organisations can bid for as many areas as they wish. If bidding for multiple areas they should fill in a separate application form for each area. Bidders only need to complete one basic information and due diligence form regardless of how many areas they are bidding for.



Q - Who desinged the research?

A - The research was developed following reviews of the evidence on Social Isolation and BAME communities  and Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work. The research has been designed to build on this existing academic research by Dr. Sophie Yarker of The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) and in collaboration with the 5 Ageing Better funded partnerships operating in the targeted areas.