Older People

The UK is a rapidly ageing and increasingly diverse society. The older population will, for the first time, include significant numbers of black and minority ethnic (BME) people from a wide range of backgrounds with different needs and preferences.

Our 3-year programme of research into Financial Inclusion & Older BME people is helping us understand the financial experiences and wider concerns of this growing group.

Read a short briefing of our key findings to date.

Latest report

Our most recent report is ‘A Sense of Place’. The report covers the wide-ranging topics that influence retirement decisions in the BME community and recommends ways in which local and national government should respond to the demographic reality of an ageing BME population.

Film: Facing Financial Futures

We have just released a short film on the barriers to a decent retirement faced by Older BME people. Facing Financial Futures: Birmingham 2012 gives a voice to the participants of the deliberative assembly event we recently held with 50 people from different ethnic backgrounds.

Watch the 7-minute film to hear what people have to say about the challenges of growing older.

A Sense of Place: Retirement Decisions among Older Black and Minority Ethnic People (2012)
By Omar Khan
Funded by the Nationwide Foundation
To Stay or Not to Stay: Retirement Migration Decisions among Older People (2011)
By Phil Mawhinney and Omar Khan
Funded by the Nationwide Foundation
You can also read the Executive Summary
The Future Ageing of the Ethnic Minority Population of England and Wales (2010)
By Nat Lievesley
Funded by The Nationwide Foundation
The Costs of 'Returning Home' (2010)
By Omar Khan and Phil Mawhinney
Funded by The Nationwide Foundation

If you would like to find out more about the programme please contact Omar Khan