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BAME Communities Ageing in Place - A report with Age UK

Ageing Better, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, aims to develop creative ways for people aged 50 and over to be actively involved in their local communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness.

As part of this programme, a research project has been looking at the types of social infrastructure that people aged 50 and over from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities use in specific places.

Five Ageing Better partnerships have taken part in this project: Birmingham, Camden, Hackney, Leicester and Manchester. The aim of the project is to understand how BAME-led organisations engage with members from their community and how this might have changed over time and to explore how individuals from BAME communities use places, organisations and services for social contact and interaction.

Healthwatch Camden undertook community research in two wards in the London Borough of Camden. We conducted interviews with ten local BAME-led organisations who work with local communities, specifically BAME communities, and twelve Bangladeshi residents aged over 50.

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