Getting it right:
Assessments for black and minority ethnic carers and service users

Scotland’s minority ethnic communities

Scotland has a long history of migration.

Living in a society which is made up of people from different countries and ethnic groups has many advantages.

But it can also pose many challenges for those responsible for providing public services such as:

  • Health
  • Social work
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Employment

Some important questions that are currently being discussed are:

  • How far should new and existing minority ethnic communities integrate?
  • Are separate services desirable or even necessary?
  • Who is going to provide for these communities in an environment of diminishing resources and increasing need?

The first step to understanding the issues and concerns that affect Scotland’s minority ethnic communities is having accurate information.

The following exercise will help you discover your current level of knowledge.

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