The health and social care experiences of black and minority ethnic older people
Author: Moriarty, J
Briefing series: Better Health Briefing Paper 9
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: July 2008
Older people from black and minority ethnic groups are under-represented in their use of health and social care services, and often appear to receive poorer treatment. Although good services exist, there appear to have been difficulties in bringing them into the mainstream. This paper outlines barriers to accessing services, including lack of information, language difficulties, stereotyped assumptions on the part of professionals, and differing expectations about how services can help.