black and minority ethnic people

This factsheet highlights the low social status of prisoners and how this can mean they are marginalised and excluded from the mainstream of society. They experience stigma and discrimination behind bars and are often regarded as 'unworthy' in the general community. Prisoners face discrimination because of their status as 'prisoners' (i.e. criminal record and incarceration), because of what being in prison is associated with (drug use, same-sex activities and violence), and what it might lead to (HIV infection).

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. In recent years there has been growing concern within the Irish community, Mind and other agencies and professionals working in the mental health field about the mental health of Irish people in Britain. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health of the Irish community is negatively affected by many factors, including racism.

This qualitative study, which draws on focus group discussions and interviews, captures the views of Bangladeshi Muslim, Pakistani Muslim, Gujarati Hindu and Punjabi Sikh fathers and mothers. The findings suggest that policies aimed at supporting Asian fathers appreciate and address a number of issues.

This report asks what contribution research can make to transform the experiences of black and minority ethnic older people. Uniquely, it engages black and minority ethnic older people in informed discussion about research and how it can bring about change in their lived experiences.

A report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary which was published in June 2003. It provides access to statistics and critical discussion of issues relating to policing and race relations in Scotland. This includes coverage of matters arising from the Stephen Lawrence report and accusations of 'institutionalised racism' within the police force, the recruitment and retention of ethnic minority officers; police-community relations in Scotland and the policing of asylum-seekers, refugees and Travellers.

This resource looks at the stigma and discrimination which affects people living with HIV and AIDS and the people who are perceived to be HIV positive because they are members of the communities most affected by the virus, such as gay men or Africans.

This feasibility study was conducted to establish the potential for a research study of child poverty and ethnicity in the United Kingdom. It explored data sources that could be analysed by ethnic group and the questions relating to child poverty and ethnicity that they might answer. This was used as a basis on which to agree the coverage of the main stage report on ethnicity and child poverty (Research Report no. 576 due to be published in May 2009).

Report of a workshop where representatives of a retirement housing organisation demonstrated how it provides its tenants, including tenants from a range of ethnic backgrounds, with high quality services and opportunities to participate.

This briefing paper looks at effective communication with service users to improve health and social care services provision to black and minority ethnic communities.

Briefing paper summarising research into the experiences with mental health services of BME families where one or both parents have mental health problems and whose children are under 18.