New research project to support ‘dispersed’ communities
We are excited to share the organisations that are taking part in our Ageing Equally Dispersed Communities research project, which will look at how organisations supporting ‘dispersed’ communities do so, and what challenges they face in reaching and connecting community members.
‘Dispersed communities’ are groups of people who share an identity or experience – for example, seeking asylum, being Deaf BSL users, having the same faith, or coming from the same ethnic minority community - who do not all live near each other in one neighbourhood. This means they have to travel away from their neighbourhood to be together, practice their faith, or get the support they need.
Throughout the pandemic, organisations supporting minority communities have been under great pressure. Now, recovery efforts are focusing on neighbourhood-level work, but this may not reach people in communities that are not geographically defined.
Each organisation has received investments of up to £2,000 to run short projects for older people in their communities.
Read the list of organisations taking part on our project page.