black and minority ethnic people

In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures

Research that is part of JRF’s focus on the links between poverty and ethnicity, and examines the role of workplace cultures in routes out of poverty for people of all ethnicities.

With a high representation of ethnic minorities in low-paid work, and falling demand for low-level skills, this publication reveals the need for skills development and career progression for all employees.

Strengthening food work across ethnic minority communities: a focus on maternal and infant nutrition

A small-scale study designed to provide a snapshot of voluntary and community organisations‟ activity in relation to maternal and infant nutrition across ethnic minority (EM) communities in Scotland.

The study was designed to provide some basic information about levels of activity, services offered and resources used to support this work. It looked for the major constraints and barriers that organisations face in working in this area and also their future learning and development needs.

PATH (Scotland): research and publications

Resources on the subject of black and minority ethnic communities in housing and related areas.

Over-looked communities, over-due change: how services can better support BME disabled people

This report, jointly published by the Equalities National Council and Scope, came out of a need to understand how BME disabled people, their families and carers feel about the services available to them so they can be improved.

Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society: more opportunities, better access and higher solidarity

Policy review which focuses on situation of some specific youth groups in the European youth policy context, such as the homeless or those at risk of homelessness, migrant, ethnic minority youth and those young people with public care backgrounds.

Media representations of black young men and boys

Report that provides an extensive analysis of media coverage of black young men and boys in the British news and current affairs media.

The central aim of the research is to understand how the news media represent black young men and boys, and specifically, to consider whether there is evidence of negative stereotyping of black young men and boys in the news media.

Meeting the supported housing needs of black and minority ethnic communities (Better housing briefing 19)

Briefing that looks at steps taken to meet the supported housing needs of black and minority ethnic communities in the following five areas: mental health, young people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, young parents and older people.

Perspectives on ageing in South Asian families

Paper that draws on the experiences and views of people within the South Asian elder community living in Wolverhampton. Through their stories, it explores the issues and challenges this community faces in terms of growing old and developing high support needs, and what quality of life means for these people and their families.

Post-immigration ‘difference’ and integration: the case of Muslims in Western Europe

Paper that analyses the various ways in which the British government has sought to manage the expanding black and minority ethnic communities which now form large proportions of the population in cities. It goes on to argue that government needs to appreciate that there are different modes of integration and that successful integration needs to draw on approaches that go beyond non-discrimination, important though that is.

Domestic violence, child contact and post-separation violence: issues for South Asian and African-Caribbean women and children

Devised as a qualitative study, this research was aimed at addressing the existing gap in our knowledge about contact issues where there has been domestic violence as they are experienced by two groups of women and children – South Asian and African-Caribbean.

It is intended to nuance and inform the ongoing debate about this contested area of policy and law and to ultimately promote the safety of women and children by raising issues that can help to increase the understanding and practice of the numerous professionals involved in this area.