brap are launching a new service aimed at helping organisations who want to engage with older Black and minority ethnic (BME) people aged 50 and over.
Over the last few years we’ve worked with hundreds of organisations who have told us the three biggest problems they face when trying to consult with BME people are:
To help resolve this problem, we’ve created a database of older BME people across the West Midlands who have told us they’re interested, enthusiastic, and eager to participate more in decision making. Participants come from all over the region and have a wide range of interests, from housing and education, to criminal justice and welfare.
Are you interested in contributing to the way decisions about public services and other issues affecting your locality are understood and addressed?
‘Black’ refers to those non-White groups who have traditionally been discriminated against because of their ethnicity. ‘Minority ethnic’ refers to other groups who have traditionally been discriminated against because of their ethnicity or who represent a minority in society (e.g. White ethnic minorities).
This project is run in partnership with Age UK and funded by the Tackling Race Inequality Fund (TRIF)