Black & minority ethnic (BME) communities

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As the older population in the UK becomes more ethnically diverse, local Age UK's offer BME services and support around the country. 

The projected growth in older people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities shows a significant increase, as people who came to Britain in the 1950s, 60s and 70s become older.

By 2026, there will be a much larger BME older ethnic minority population with just less than 4 million aged 50 and over, and 1-3 million aged 65 and over

To coincide with Black History Month this October, we chatted to three member of Age UK’s BME Elders Reference group who shared their stories about moving to the UK...

'I'm not "hard to reach"'

Tim, Rosa and Len tell us about their experiences of moving to the UK, being part of an increasingly multi-cultural society in Britain, and the contributions that BME communities have made.
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Local Age UKs, working with partner organisations are developing their work to provide culturally inclusive and accessible activities for older people from BME communities. Find out what's happening near you.

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