Research released on ethnic minority older people and social care
01 November 2012
Provision for older people is failing to take into account the specific needs of ethnic minorities according to the latest report from Runnymede.
Written by our head of policy, Dr Omar Khan, the report uncovered that many older ethnic minority people feel that their current care provision fails to take into consideration their language, cultural and other needs, making their final years more difficult.
It also argues against the government’s “colour-blind” approach to ethnicity which aims to provide universal and “one-size fits all” policies, regardless of specific needs.
The situation is likely to worsen unless tailored care and support is introduced, particularly given that the older ethnic minority population is due to grow from 230,000 in 2001 to 2.7 million by 2051.
Read the full report.