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Half a Million Voices: improving support for BAME carers

28 March 2011

There are 500,000 Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers in England.

This report shows that BAME carers provide more care than average. They face additional difficulties as they care, struggling with language barriers, accessing culturally appropriate services and with stereotyping around caring. This puts them at greater risk of ill health, poverty, loss of employment and social exclusion.

The report analyses existing provisions and sets clear recommendations for local authorities, health and well being boards, primary care trusts and GP consortia to improve services.


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