Rural minority ethnic experiences: Housing and health
Author: de Lima, Philomena
Briefing series: Better Housing Briefing Paper 7
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: March 2008
This briefing paper examines the experience of black and minority ethnic service users based in rural areas. With most minority ethnic groups traditionally based in urban settings, potential barriers to access and use of services consistently emerge in rural contexts, including:
- language and communication difficulties
- lack of culturally sensitive services
- limited investment in capacity building.
With poor monitoring practices in many areas, the association between ethnicity and 'non-white' individuals means that the needs of other groups, including A8 migrants, can often go unnoticed.