New report published on Dementia and BAME Communities by VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

A new report has been published by the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance and produced by authors from the Race Equality Foundation on Dementia and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities. The National Dementia Action Alliance were consulted as a partner for the report as part of our Dementia Seen and Heard Campaign and members such as Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), Dementia Adventure, Jewish Care and Irish in Britain.

VCSE Dementia in BAME Communities ReportThe report includes findings on diagnosis, inequalities between and within communities, awareness and support for carers. Recommendations are also provided around services for people living with dementia from BAME communities including local partnerships coordinating activities being most effective, required resources and how often voluntary sector organisations are leading the way.

The project came out of an October 2016 roundtable on dementia and BAME communities. Participants in that roundtable came together at the end of an event and in the following weeks to develop an action plan to be taken forward by partners. Resources for delivery of parts of the action plan were identified through the additional funding stream available to Health and Wellbeing Alliance members. The Race Equality Foundation, in partnership with Faith Action and Friends, Families and Travellers, successfully bid for the funding through this process.

The project set out five key areas of work to progress over the following six months: partnership, resources, professional events, community events, and research engagement. The report aims to set out the key activities and outputs from these areas of work before going on to discuss the themes that emerged from the events.

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