WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

BME communities

CFE logoEngaging ethnic minorities with multiple needs

Peer research from across Nottingham, Manchester and West Yorkshire into engaging people from BME communities experiencing multiple needs

This briefing paper looks at:

  • Why don’t BME groups engage with services?
  • BME engagement on the Fulfilling Lives programme
  • How are Fulfilling Lives projects engaging BME groups?
  • Key lessons learned about engagement
  • What individuals with lived experience of homelessness, addiction, re-offending and/or mental ill health would like to see occur Published February 2017 Read more


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Understanding multiple needs in prison leavers, women and the BME community

In order to gain an improved and more comprehensive understanding of multiple needs among prison leavers, women and individuals from BME communities, research has been carried out by the Specialist Services in each field. The research has produced a number of overarching themes and commonalities and the full Action Learning Research Summary can be accessed here. Published October 2015 Read more

Race Equality Foundation Logo WebMental health crisis review – experiences of black and ethnic minority communities

Race Equality Foundation

Race Equality Foundation, commissioned by the Care Quality Commission, has conducted a series of interviews and focus groups with black and minority ethnic people, who had experience of crisis care. The areas were: Ealing, Lambeth, Northampton, Sandwell and Southampton. The report presents the results of this work and provides an insight into patient experience of mental health crisis care from a BME perspective. Interestingly, it acknowledges that the Eastern European community had been particularly challenging to access, despite being the largest ethnic minority group in some areas. Published June 2015 Read more

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