Briefing Sheet 05: Self Directed Support and Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

It is widely acknowledged that mainstream services have failed to meet the care and support needs of Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Problems of access and the inappropriateness of much of what is currently available continue to present major challenges for individuals requiring community care services. Research strongly suggests that BME communities will struggle to receive individually tailored support from traditional services.