- An estimated 2.7 million BME people over the age of 65 will be living in the UK by 2051.
- People from BME backgrounds are up to SIX TIMES MORE LIKELY to develop diabetes resulting in complications such as heart disease, stroke and kidney damage.
- There are over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK today. But BME communities remain under-represented: a fact which can worsen conditions for those suffering from this ailment.
- BME elders, younger communities and women especially experience greater difficulties in accessing and engaging with mental health services – which can aggravate existing conditions.
- Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) residents in east London boroughs such as Tower Hamlets where 48.6% are from black and minority ethnic communities and 25% of the population survive on incomes of less than £15,000 a year, are at greater risk of not having complex health needs identified or met.
- The Care Quality Commission has published its findings on Home Care provisions in the UK. READ IT HERE.
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
We loved this positive video, commissioned by AgeUK of its luncheon club services in Lancashire. Our own Elders Community Networks will definitely take inspiration from these excellent works!