New HLIN and REF briefing addresses housing for older BME people

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The Housing LIN and the Race Equality Foundation (REF) have published a new briefing addressing issues surrounding housing for older members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups.

The briefing, by Nigel de Noronha of the University of Nottingham, examines data around BME groups and looks at demographic changes, the extent to which older BME people experience housing disadvantage compared to the white British population, what factors may contribute to this disadvantage and the spatial concentration of BME older people in urban areas in England.

This timely report from the Race Equality Foundation and the Housing LIN very succinctly demonstrates how the older Black and Minority Ethnic populations in England is likely to grow, the differences in life expectancy and migration. It is a reminder to all of us involved in the delivery of housing provision, care and support that the needs of older BME people must not be ignored. 

Kurshida Mirza, Housing LIN West Midlands Regional Lead