SCIE report 14 : doing it for themselves : participation and black and minority ethnic service users
Service user participation in social care has increased markedly in the wider service user movement over the last 20 years. However, the participation of black and minority ethnic service users has diminished over the same period. This report identifies some of the reasons for this reduction and concludes by stating that given the right opportunities, support and resources, there is a genuine commitment and interest from service users to become more actively involved in the process. Report published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in July 2006.