Hello and thanks for visiting the BAME carers section of the Forum.

In September 2020 one of our Share & Learn online meetups was dedicated to discussing the specific issues experienced by carers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. It was clear from this stimulating discussion that as well experiencing the challenges faced by all carers, BAME carers also face some additional challenges (e.g. related to cultural assumptions and language barriers). It was therefore felt that it would be helpful to have a separate section of the Forum for BAME carers to discuss these challenges further and to raise awareness of potential support available.

This section of the Forum is being launched as part of Carers UK's support for Black History Month and we look forward to reading the range of topics discussed.

Michael Shann
Head of Membership and Volunteering