New Housing LIN Case Study – BME Elders Housing and Health Promotion Project

Dear Network Members,

We are pleased to draw your attention to a new publication written by Lisa Birchall, External Affairs Lead at Housing & Care 21, for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network.

Although there is a strong evidence base identifying the housing and health challenges facing older people, this evidence base often fails to pick up in detail the emerging needs among older Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. As a result, it has been difficult to understand the specific and complex health and housing needs of these groups, and how to shape interventions to support them.

BME Elders Housing and Health Promotion Project
This Housing LIN Case Study no 131 focuses on a project which was undertaken and jointly funded and delivered during 2014 and 2016 by a range of Oldham partners – the Council, Housing & Care 21, Aksa (part of New Charter Group) and Oldham Housing Investment Partnership and Clinical Commissioning Group. The project worked with Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities living in Oldham to understand their current housing needs and future housing aspirations, and explored the potential to facilitate healthy lifestyle behaviour change within these communities.
BME Elders Housing and Health Promotion Project (pdf – 1.58Mb)
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Inside Housing – After Brexit and Trump we will campaign even harder

After a 2016 dominated by the topic of immigration, BME associations will demonstrate their importance in tackling discrimination, says Cym D’Souza

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BMENational Conference 2016 – Presentations

Dear Member

Please find enclosed the links to all the Presentations from the BMENational Conference which took place on Thursday 20th October 2016.

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Research Summary of Deep Roots, Diverse Communities, Dedicated Service

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Forty Years Of Struggle by Human City

Forty Years of Struggle – Click the link below to read the full report


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