A Sense of Place
Retirement Decisions among Older Black and Minority Ethnic People
Dr Omar Khan
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.
A major theme is how the government’s one-size-fits-all approach is proving inadequate to meet the needs of BME older people, and how both targeted and universal policies are needed to include them more fully in British society.
We particularly highlight the example of care homes as this subject was consistently raised by the BME older people with spoke with – and this issue is likely to be even more relevant as the BME population becomes more dispersed throughout the UK in the coming decades.