Ambition for Ageing Seminar: Social isolation and older BAME communities - 18 April
This is the first seminar in the 2018 Spring/ Summer series of MICRA seminars delivered as part of the Ambition for Ageing programme.
Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Venue: The Mechanics Centre Ltd, 103 Princess Street (Major Street entrance), Manchester, M1 6DD (travel directions)
Older BAME (Black, Asian and Minority ethnic) residents experience social isolation on a number of fronts for a variety of reasons. This seminar will discuss findings from recent research into exactly why this is taking place and considers some steps that might be taken to alleviate it.
Given that the recent research cites inequalities as the main cause of social isolation, it is critical that we understand the underlying factors that make ageing populations from BAME communities across Greater Manchester vulnerable to isolation. Only then can we put in place the most effective frameworks and support structures to overcome the specific barriers, disadvantages and exclusions particular to this community.
After hearing from our two speakers, an open group discussion will take place exploring how Greater Manchester can start adapting now in order to serve all its BAME citizens equally, moving forwards.
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