On the Margins: An audit tool for Minority Ethnic Carers

This Audit Tool has been developed to support the statutory sector in its work with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers. It provides both practical tools and resources to support the change process and build a greater awareness and understanding of cultural competence as the framework through which change can be delivered. The Audit Tool also provides a means of assisting the private, public and voluntary sectors to meet its legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010

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Briefing Sheet 08: Producing Accessible Information for BME Communities

Information is everywhere yet it is not equally accessible to all sections of the population. It is widely acknowledged that some communities find it more difficult to access information than others. This is particularly true of BME communities where the lack of accessible information directly affects their ability to use a wide range of supports and services which would assist them in their daily lives. 

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Briefing Sheet 07:Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic Carers: An Update Informal Caring within Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

The information contained in this Briefing Sheet is based on data taken from the 2011 Census. It should be read in conjunction with Briefing Sheet 31. It should also be noted that ethnic categories were revised for the 2011 Census so in some instances, comparable data may not be available. 

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Briefing Sheet 06: An Introduction to Cultural Competence

Originating in America in the late 1980’s, Cultural Competency as a concept for supporting both organisational and individual change has gained increasing recognition over the last two decades. Whilst historically, the focus has been on the transformation and delivery of healthcare services to diverse populations, the conceptual frameworks, models, guiding values and principles are equally applicable across all forms of service delivery.

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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.

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Briefing Sheet 02: The Health of Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Morbidity and mortality rates are key indicators in assessing the health of Scotland’s population. Whilst a number of surveys and data sources in Scotland provide information on the overall health status and health behaviour of the population, their ability to provide concrete data on the health of Scotland’s BME population is limited by their failure to systematically collect and record information disaggregated by ethnicity

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