Working with black and minority ethnic (BME) communities

Families from BME communities who are caring for someone with a learning disability face the same difficulties as other people - but these problems are often compounded by additional factors.

These might include racism, health inequalities, a lack of culturally appropriate services and language barriers. This is sometimes referred to as double or triple discrimination.

Read more about working with families from BME communities, and about Mencap's latest projects, below.


Best practice for working with black and minority ethnic (BME) communities

Read our advice for best practice when working with black and minority ethnic communities.

Aawaaz project

The Aawaaz project set out to explore the provision of leisure services for young people from South East Asian communities in Bradford.

Is Information Enough

'Is Information Enough' examined the information priorities of families of people with a learning disability from Pakistani communities.